Russia is not going to attack Ukraine and does not threaten its security, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov said, speaking at the Valdai discussion club.
“We do not intend to take any aggressive action. We will not “attack, attack and invade” Ukraine,” the diplomat said.
“I am sure that there is no risk of a large-scale war that could unfold in Europe or somewhere else,” Ryabkov added.
Recall that last week Ryabkov said that Russia strongly opposes a military solution to the problem of Donbass, if Kiev or Western countries suddenly have such plans.
Earlier, the Kremlin said that Russia does not threaten anyone, but only takes precautionary measures by deploying its troops on the border with Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly rejected Western accusations about the situation around Ukraine, noting that such statements are used as a pretext for deploying NATO military equipment near Russian borders.