Intelligence agencies of Ukraine, the United States of America and Great Britain exchanged information on the accumulation of Russian troops near the Ukrainian borders.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov told about this. According to him, as a result of the exchange of intelligence data, the same conclusions were obtained.
Reznikov recalled that he had recently met with US Defense Ministers Lloyd Austin and Great Britain's Ben Wallace. During these meetings, they also talked about intelligence data.
– We had serious conversations, where we clearly compared the factual information that our intelligence receives and theirs. We made an exchange of information between our intelligence agencies – the conclusions are the same. We understand the risk regime, – stressed Reznikov.
According to the minister, signals were received from the partner countries that Ukraine would not be left alone in the face of Russian aggression.
According to Reznikov, the West's reaction in the event of a new invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine will be very tough, and about The Kremlin has already been warned about this.
“They have already started serious consultations with other EU and NATO member states. The reaction will be very harsh. And about this, as far as I know, the head of the Kremlin was warned about this directly during the visit of a serious US official to Russia, & # 8212; said the head of the Ministry of Defense.
Reznikov clarified that this is not about regular statements of concern, but about economic and political sanctions, as well as an increase in military assistance to Ukraine (equipment and weapons).
Recently, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov said that more than 92 thousand Russian troops were concentrated near the Ukrainian borders. According to him, Russia can attack Ukraine in late January – early February 2022 from several directions at once.
The United States is already preparing to impose tough sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. In addition, Washington may send military advisers, new equipment and weapons to Ukraine.
France has warned that an invasion of Ukraine would have very serious consequences for Russia.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also assured that the Alliance will react if the situation on the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation changes.