The Office of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that they do not have information about the concentration of the Russian troops near the borders of our country that the American media spread last week. At the moment, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense does not confirm these data, Serhiy Nikiforov, Spokesperson of the Head of State, stresses.
During the broadcast of the TV channel Dom TV, he said that the President had held a conference call, during which, among others, the issue of security had been discussed.
"He (Volodymyr Zelenskyy—Ed. note) did not mention anything that should have somehow been a matter of concern. The question remains open why the American media disseminate such information, whether it is true. But at the moment the Office of the President does not have any supporting information," Nikiforov stated.
Zelenskyy’s Spokesperson added that the Ministry of Defense considered the dissemination of this information by American publications "an element of pressure, either psychological or propagandic."
Context. Recall that last week a number of American outlets reported that Russia was pulling in soldiers and military equipment to the border with Ukraine. In support of their words, they added satellite images. The experts emphasized that the nature of the Russian Federation's actions this time did not look like an exercise.
The Kremlin called these reports "poorly made bogus stories."
The Head of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov stated that the information disseminated by the American media was "deliberate disinformation."