Zelensky called on West not to spread panic
Published: 01:11 PM, 29 January 2022 Updated: 01:12 PM, 29 January 2022
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the Western world not to spread panic over the Russian troops issues.
Tensions are rising in the Eastern European country of Ukraine, with the United States and Russia facing off. The Biden administration has begun sending weapons to Ukraine in response to the presence of one lakh Russian troops on the border.
US President Joe Biden fears Russia could invade Ukraine next month. However, the Kremlin has said it has no plans to do so.
Ukranian president spoke to reporters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Thursday, local time, about the situation. The pro-Russian president called on Westerners not to panic over the deployment of Russian troops on the border. He said that Ukraine would be in an extreme economic crisis if attacked.
According to the BBC, the US President's accusation of aggression in Ukraine is baseless. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the announcement on Friday.
Regarding the gathering of Russian troops on the border, Ukrainian President Zelnesky said that Russia has been deploying troops on the border since last spring. But I don't think it's a threat to Ukraine. Westerners are trying to create panic.
He said that the honorable people of the country are also saying that the war could start from tomorrow. Such news is alarming. If war breaks out, how much damage will be done?
At the press conference, the President of Ukraine criticized the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.
He said they had made a mistake in bringing back the diplomats and their family members. In fact, instability inside the country is the biggest threat to Ukraine. In 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine, a country of the former Soviet Union. Occupied the Crimea Valley.
The pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels became embroiled in a bloody war with the then Ukrainian government. At least 14,000 people were killed. At least 2 million people fled the country. When the peace deal with the government and the rebels came into force in 2015, the situation became somewhat normal.
However, Moscow has recently begun mobilizing troops along the border amid rumors of Ukraine's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that Ukraine's accession to NATO is a major threat to his country's security. Vladimir Putin has called on Kiev to step down. But Washington is not heeding Putin's demands. They say there is an opportunity to discuss the issue diplomatically.
In such a situation between the United States and Russia, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, spoke to the Russian President on the phone. 'Kremlin is monitoring everything,' Putin said in a phone call. A decision will be taken later.
It was later reported from Elysee Palace that both Putin and Biden had agreed to reduce tensions. Paris has also advised Moscow to show respect to its neighbors.
Russian Defense Minister Lloyd Austin said on Friday that they were ready to attack Ukraine. America is helping Ukraine with arms and money. But war is undesirable. There is an opportunity for a diplomatic solution.
German intelligence says Russia was ready to invade Ukraine. However, it was not immediately clear when the attack would take place.
On the other hand, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that their alliance was ready to increase the military presence in Eastern Europe to handle the situation.