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Russia has denied any involvement after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned Friday that an attempted coup d’etat is being deliberate in his nation to happen next week.
Zelenskiy informed reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians have been concerned, The Washington Post reported. While he additionally spoke of a menace of army escalation from Russia, he fell wanting accusing the Kremlin of an involvement within the deliberate coup, in response to Reuters.
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“We have challenges not only from the Russian Federation and possible escalation – we have big internal challenges. I received information that a coup d’etat will take place in our country on Dec. 1-2,” Zelenskyy mentioned, including that his nation was ready for any escalation, Reuters reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied Russia’s involvement in any coup against Ukraine.
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“Russia had no plans to get involved. Russia never does such things at all,” Peskov mentioned Friday, in response to state media.
Zelenskyy warned earlier this month that Russia had amassed 100,000 troops close to the Ukraine border and was making ready for an invasion. U.S. officers have additionally sounded the alarm on a possible invasion, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken is involved with European allies on the matter. House Republicans are have petitioned President Biden to deploy troops to the area.
Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.