UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Reznikov on potential Russian invasion of Ukraine: I don't believe Russia will win.

Ukraine's defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, has said he does not believe that Russia could win if it decides to invade Ukraine.

He said this in an interview with CNN, Ukrinform reports.

"I don't believe that Russia will have a victory in Ukraine. It's different. It will be a really bloody massacre, and Russian guys will also come back in coffins," he said.

According to Reznikov, "we don't need American or Canadian soldiers here" fighting for Ukraine, but the country needs support in modernizing its own Armed Forces.

He also noted that the idea of "not provoking Russia" will not work, as evidenced by the events in Georgia, the British city of Salisbury and Crimea.

According to Reznikov, the West's strong position in support of Ukraine as an ally could be a deterrent to Moscow's further aggressive actions.

The Washington Post earlier reported that it had an unclassified U.S. intelligence document with satellite photos, which shows Russian troops amassing in three locations near Ukraine's border, as well as in Russia-occupied Crimea. Currently, 50 battlefield tactical groups are deployed, along with "newly arrived" tanks and artillery.

U.S. President Joe Biden said last Friday that his administration was preparing a set of initiatives to make it more difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine.

Reznikov told Estonia's television channel ERR on December 5 that the number of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border could grow to 175,000.

Earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States has made it clear to the Kremlin that it will give a decisive response, including through a number of economic measures. He did not specify which sanctions are being considered, but one of them could be Russia's disconnection from the SWIFT international payment system. The European Parliament in April passed a resolution calling for Russia to be excluded from SWIFT if its troops enter Ukraine.

op

Related news
Occupiers launch two attacks on Ukrainian troops

Occupiers launch two attacks on Ukrainian troops

Over the past day, January 14, the Russian-occupation troops launched two attacks, using weapons prohibited under the Minsk agreements once, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine.

UkrInform

BREAKING: Djokovic faces deportation after losing visa appeal.

BREAKING: Djokovic faces deportation after losing visa appeal.

Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia and will not play in the Australian Open after losing his visa appeal to stay in the country. Three Federal Court judges upheld a decision to cancel the unvaccinated tennis star's visa on public inter...

Teenage pregnancies up in Africa due to COVID pandemic - DW News.

Teenage pregnancies up in Africa due to COVID pandemic - DW News.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of many young girls. For months, schools were closed in hundreds of countries. As a result, there's been a rise in teenage pregnancies. The NGO World Vision says as many as one million girls across sub-...

1 22

After the killing of her husband, she raised five girls and achieved her dream │ Rooftop Revelations.

After the killing of her husband, she raised five girls and achieved her dream │ Rooftop Revelations.

ROOFTOP REVELATIONS: Day 56 with Pastor Corey Brooks #FoxNews #DigitalOriginals Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking ne...

COVID-19: Boris Johnson is 'great for Labour', says Wes Streeting.

COVID-19: Boris Johnson is 'great for Labour', says Wes Streeting.

Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting says Boris Johnson's behaviour is 'great for Labour'. It follows several days' of revelations about the drinking culture inside Downing Street during the COVID lockdown. He also warned No 10 against lifting Pl...

1 12

COVID-19: Dowden backs PM but 'disgusted' by Downing St parties.

COVID-19: Dowden backs PM but 'disgusted' by Downing St parties.

Trevor Phillips’ 36-year-old daughter Sushila died in April last year after battling an eating disorder. She had isolated in line with the Government’s lockdown rules. Phillips asks Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden if Boris Johnson unders...

Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing visa appeal - DW News.

Djokovic to be deported from Australia after losing visa appeal - DW News.

Novak Djokovic says he is extremely disappointed that he faces deportation from Australia after losing his appeal against his visa cancellation. Three judges upheld the decision made by the country's immigration minister that the tennis star posed...