Ukraine’s Secretary of Home Security said on Tuesday that internal instability is a bigger problem for Ukraine today than a potential Moscow-led aggression.
According to the state media Ukuru InformOleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, told reporters that Russia is benefiting from internal destabilization as tensions rise over the possibility of a Moscow-led aggression. ..
“Internal destabilization is the number one issue, according to all intelligence reports consistent with reports from the United States, the United Kingdom, and other partners today,” Danilov said in a post-National Security Council briefing. I did. News outlet.
“Without internal destabilization, the Russians have nothing to do here. According to the press, they are betting on the issue of internal destabilization,” he said.
He said domestic destabilization panicked among the people, which in turn helped to plunge the country’s currency and further damage the Ukrainian economy.
Danilov’s comments come as tensions grow over the potential invasion of Russia. Western officials estimate that Russia has gathered about 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border, and Ukrainian officials estimate that as many as 127,000 Russian troops are stationed at the border.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki said on Monday that Ukrainian U.S. citizens should leave the country immediately, with plans for a “departure or evacuation” for U.S. citizens and diplomats from Ukraine during the invasion. Said not.
“Now we are very clear that it is time to leave and there is a way to do that,” Pusaki said.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken showed a diplomatic path to address Russia’s widespread demands in Eastern Europe on Wednesday as Moscow held security talks with Western nations and conducted military training.
In a written response to Russia’s request directly submitted by the Moscow ambassador, Blinken said the United States would implement NATO’s “open door” policy while providing a “principle and practical assessment” of the Kremlin’s concerns. Repeated the promise to support.
Blinken spoke to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday about Ukraine, highlighting the global security and economic risks that could result from Russia’s invasion, the State Department said.
Russia denied planning an invasion, but demanded NATO withdrawal of troops and weapons from Eastern Europe, banning neighboring Ukraine (formerly the Soviet state) from joining the alliance. Washington and its NATO allies have rejected that position, but said they are ready to discuss other topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures.
Russia took control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, causing more than 14,000 deadly violence in the Donbas region of Ukraine. The region is now virtually dominated by Russian-backed separatists.