Russia Rejects US Claims of Potential Ukraine Invasion

Russian officials have denied rumors spread by Western media and the US government that it is planning to invade Ukraine.

Bloomberg reported Sunday that the US has shared intelligence and maps to European allies that purportedly show Russia building up troops near its border with Ukraine to prepare for a large-scale invasion. Also on Sunday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the “hysteria” surrounding Ukraine is “being built up artificially.”

“The ones who are accusing us of some kind of unusual military activity on our own territory are themselves sending their armed forces from across the ocean. I mean the United States of America. It’s not very logical and not very decent,” Peskov said.

On Monday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) released a statement slamming the State Department for hyping up Russian troop movements in the region. Over the weekend, Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested Russia might be planning an invasion.