Russia rejects U.S. claim of Russian plan to invade Ukraine

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin.

Xinhua News

27th November 2021 – (Moscow) Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine as Washington fabricated, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin said Saturday.

The allegation was “malicious propaganda” by the U.S. Department of State, which is aimed at pushing Kiev to escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Naryshkin told a Russian TV program.

Russia should remain calm and reinforce its defensive capability as the United States is inciting the Ukrainian authorities to attack the insurgent Donbass region, he said.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has also denied recent reports in the West and Ukraine about a Russian plan of aggression against Ukraine, saying that “this hysteria is being boosted artificially.”