, Dec 9 () –
The head of Ukraine’s presidential cabinet, Andrei Yermak, assured this Thursday that Washington has confirmed that it will deliver “the necessary aid” so that Kiev can respond “at any time” to the alleged invasion by Russia, in the middle of the escalation of tensions that is lived in the border.
Yermak has told on Ukrainian television that this display of support has been confirmed after the talks that took place this Thursday between the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his counterpart in Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, came to fruition.
“President Biden has confirmed that the United States will provide, and has already begun to do so, all the necessary assistance so that Ukraine, at any time, can give any defensive response,” Yermak said.
“We only want to bring peace to our land, we want to return to our territories, give them back to our people,” said Yermak, who insisted that during that meeting between the two leaders, Zelenski made it clear to Biden that Ukraine has no intention to attack any country.
For its part, Russia on Thursday denounced the transfer of “heavy weapons” by Ukraine to the border, while calling the reports pointing to a possible invasion of Moscow “lies”.
The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova, has indicated that “the special observation mission of the OSCE in Ukraine has detected the transfer by Kiev of heavy weapons, including large-caliber artillery and armored vehicles,” he reported. the Russian news agency Sputnik.
Russia’s alleged interest in invading eastern Ukraine “is a lie”, stressed the Chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, who has warned that “any provocation by the Ukrainian authorities to resolve the problems in Donbas by the force will be repressed. “
The Minsk Accords, signed in September 2014 and February 2015, laid the foundations for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but have so far not led to a cessation of violence. The hostilities have so far left some 13,000 dead, according to United Nations estimates.