Russia’s envoy to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, has rejected suggestions that his country is about to attack Ukraine, writes DW.
The New York Times cited a US intelligence source as saying that Moscow was discussing this Wednesday (February 16) as a date for military action in Ukraine, which Chizhov denied in remarks published in German newspaper Die Welt.
“As far as Russia is concerned, I can assure you that there will be no attack this Wednesday”, - Chizhov told Die Welt.
“There will be no escalation in the coming week either, or in the week after that, or in the coming month. Wars in Europe rarely start on a Wednesday”, - Chizhov added.
Moscow’s ambassador to Brussels made similar comments in December.