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Ukraine does not believe Russia will attack from Belarus


According to US speculation, recently announced by State Department spokesman Ned Price, the Russian military has the ability to cross the Belarusian border and infiltrate Kiev within a few days, instead of a direct attack from Russia.

“Honestly, I don’t believe in that scenario,” Reznikov stressed. Don’t forget that we have a 1,000 km long border with Belarus, of which about 750 km are swamps, dense trees, very dangerous. Not every place is easy to cross.”

Ukraine’s defense minister also affirmed that the country’s defense system has been built so that it cannot attack Kiev.

Watch Russian soldiers practice live ammunition in Belarus

According to Mr. Reznikov, the easiest area to cross between Belarus and Ukraine is located near the front line with Poland and significantly away from Kiev.

In addition, Reznikov also said that Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin had assured “no aggressive action” from Minsk.

On the same day, on February 14, David Arakhamia, a close ally of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also said that the risk of Russia attacking Ukraine on February 16 as many media outlets reported was almost zero.

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“During the tension in early 2021, Russia concentrated 220,000 troops and weapons near the border with Ukraine – theoretically enough for a massive attack,” he explained. Now Russia only has 123,000 troops, almost half of them, on the border with Ukraine.

However, he did not rule out the possibility that Moscow could deploy the necessary number of troops within a month or two.

On February 15, Russia announced that it had begun withdrawing its troops from Belarus after completing joint exercises.

The Kremlin has also repeatedly denied that Russia is planning an attack on Ukraine and denounced Western media channels as “hysterical”.

In January 2022, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security Council, Aleksey Danilov, said he did not share the feeling of “panic” that the West was creating. He believes that what the West is doing is related to “domestic and geopolitical” reasons.

President Zelenskyi turned the “day of Russia’s attack” into a “day of unity” in Ukraine

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