The Russian defense Ministry responded to the statement by the official dealer the United States Department of state Victoria Nuland about the stay of 12 thousand Russian military in the South-East of Ukraine. Taking into account the opinion of the office, this information is paranoid nonsense."
"I know about such statements of American officials and the statement Victoria Nuland about as if thousands of Russian soldiers who reside in areas of Ukraine. Curious, why exactly 12 thousand, and not 20 or 25, what little things, if all the same thing, nobody can prove that? What about not so long ago occurred the statement of the chief of the General staff of Ukrainian armed forces, Mourzenko, which stated that in the area of Ukraine is virtually no Armed forces of Russia no?" - said the Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov at a conference in Moscow. Recall that earlier Nuland announced that Moscow sent to Ukraine thousands of soldiers and hundreds of pieces of military equipment.
And he said that the Western powers are using a difficult situation in Ukraine, in order to get closer to Russia. Instead of merging in the fight against terrorism, they create limit lines. "We have directed the attention that NATO powers used as an excuse to drop all diplomatic words and to move forward, closer to the Russian borders," he said.
He stressed that the West is not a threat to Russia. "We don't see almost any serious danger to the security of the Russian Federation on the activity of NATO. The Russian armed forces are operating properly," said Antonov.
According to the Deputy Minister, Western powers create the newest dividing line, and as a target chosen by the Russian Federation. "Instead of uniting efforts in the fight against evil, the main of which is terrorism, the Western powers create the newest dividing strip. As a target of the currently selected Russia," he was quoted by TASS.
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