THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) IS CREATED AND (OR) DISTRIBUTED BY A FOREIGN MASS MEDIA PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF A FOREIGN AGENT AND (OR) A RUSSIAN LEGAL ENTITY PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF A FOREIGN AGENT.
The head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Alexei Reznikov, said that there was no threat of a hypothetical Russian invasion “in the near future.” He added that he “does not rate highly” the scenario of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 20, which was mentioned by the commander of the Joint Forces Operation Alexander Pavlyuk.
The minister announced this on the air of the Freedom of Speech program, which was broadcast on ICTV /
According to Reznikov, at the moment the level of the hypothetical “Russian threat” corresponds to the indicators of spring 2021. “Today, as of this moment, not a single strike grouping has been created by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which would indicate that tomorrow they will go on the offensive.”
At the same time, he is pleased that Ukraine received weapons from the United States and Great Britain, which it “did not even dare to dream about” before.
The hypothetical attack of the Russian Federation on Ukraine, which may take place in the winter of 2021/2022, has been reported by the world media since November 2021, citing satellite images of Russian military equipment in the regions bordering the Russian Federation as proof of their fears. One of the proposed dates for the “Russian invasion” is February 20, 2022, the last day of the Beijing Olympics.