USA mentioned this Wednesday the existence of “evidence” that shows that Russia plans “major aggressive acts against Ukraine“, Promising that he will pay” a high price “if he goes to the act.
“We are deeply concerned by the evidence that Russia has made plans to carry out significant aggressive actions against Ukraine, plans [que] they include efforts to destabilize Ukraine from within and large-scale military operations, “said the US Secretary of State. Antony Blink after a NATO meeting in Riga.
He also accused Moscow of concentrating “tens of thousands [de soldados] of the supplementary fighting forces ”near the border.
“We do not know if the president [ruso, Vladimir] Putin has made a decision about the invasion. We know that you are putting in place the ability to do it quickly, if you have decided to do so, “he said. flash.
The US official insisted that “diplomacy is the only responsible way to resolve this potential crisis.” On Thursday, he will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Sweden.
However, he warned that any aggression by Russia would have “profound and lasting consequences.”
“We have clearly told the Kremlin that we will respond, especially with a series of high-impact economic measures that we decided not to use in the past,” he warned.
In addition, the diplomat stressed that NATO allies “ensure that Ukraine has the means to defend itself.”
Russia, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and has been accused of supporting separatists fighting Ukrainian forces, deny that they are preparing any attacks and blame NATO for stoking tensions.