The head of the Pentagon avoids answering the question of whether he considers possible the Russian invasion of Ukraine – International panorama
NEW YORK, December 5. / TASS /. US Secretary of Defense Lloydyn said Saturday that the United States is committed to defending Ukraine’s territory, but avoided answering the question of whether Washington considers a Russian invasion of that country.
The presenter of the panel session at the forum, organized by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, began a conversation with the Pentagon chief with a direct question whether he considered a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine against the backdrop of Western media publications that the Russian Federation was allegedly building up forces near the border with a neighboring country.
“We are still monitoring the situation closely and continue to monitor it closely,” Austin said in response.
The Minister of Defense did not give a direct direct answer to the question of how the United States intends to provide this protection, given that Ukraine is not a NATO member. “We continue to look at various ways to help protect our sovereign territory,” Austin replied. “President Joe Biden talked about this, and I wouldn’t go into details.”
Recently, in Western countries and in constant sounding about the possible invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine. Moscow maintains the assertion as an empty and groundless escalation of tension. The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that this could be done in order to justify provocations in the Donbass, and warned that attempts at a military solution in southeastern Ukraine would have the most serious consequences. He also assured that Russia will make every possible effort to resolve the conflict in Donbass, while maintaining its adherence to the Normandy format and the Minsk agreements.