Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has ridiculed Western nations for withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border, saying they have been waging war against Russia for the past two months.
“Today will be a memorable day in the history of the world,” Maria Jakarova told a news conference on Tuesday. Because today, February 15, the world saw how tragic the war propaganda of the western countries has failed. ‘
“Not a single shot was fired anywhere, but we can all feel the shame of Europe.”
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been running high since the former Soviet Union and Russia’s neighbor Ukraine applied for membership in the Western military alliance NATO a few years ago. Although NATO has not recently granted Ukraine membership, tensions have escalated since it was named an “ally”.
Over the past two months, more than 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed along the Russian-Ukrainian border. In addition to the border, Crimean island in the Black Sea and Belarus, one of Russia’s allies, have seen an increase in Russian military presence.
Russia has deployed troops along the border to put pressure on Ukraine to withdraw its bid for NATO membership. Because NATO, formed in 1949, has always been considered by Russia as a tool for the domination of Western powers; And Russia, historically the largest country in the world, is opposed to Western hegemony.
But the deployment sparked widespread tensions among members of the US-led military alliance, NATO. The deployment of troops on one side and the tension on the other side led to a state of war. The United States and NATO members have repeatedly threatened to launch an unprecedented international crisis if Russia invaded Ukraine.
Russia withdrew its troops from the Ukrainian border on Wednesday. The army was also withdrawn from Crimea.
However, Ukraine and NATO are still skeptical about whether Russia will continue to withdraw its troops. “Although Russia has said it has no plans to invade Russia, we want all Russian troops to be withdrawn from the border,” said Liz Truss, the UK’s foreign minister and one of NATO’s key members.
“If all troops are withdrawn from the border, we will believe that Russia has no plans to attack,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba told a news conference in Kiev.