The Kremlin reported that Vladimir Putin convenes the Russian Security Council amid rising tensions in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region where a Russian border checkpoint was destroyed.
The extraordinary meeting of the Russian Security Council was convened on Monday, according to the Kremlin.
For his part, the spokesman for the Russian government, Dmitry Peskov, in a daily briefing in Moscow said that the meeting “is not regular” especially because it will be attended by a large number of participants and that it took place after destroying a post Russian control.
Putin convenes the Russian Security Council
Putin summons the Russian Security Council and when the government spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, was questioned, did not respond on what would be the main topic of the meeting agenda.
Thus, until now the reasons why Putin calls the Security Council are not known, what is that this meeting takes place in the midst of growing tensions in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine
Tensions have risen sharply in eastern Ukraine following ceasefire violations, multiple shelling incidents and the evacuation of civilians from the pro-Russian breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.
In addition, Russia began massive nuclear drills despite accusations from the United States, for which Western countries have accused Russia of amassing around 150,000 soldiers on its border with Ukraine, raising fears that it could be planning a military offensive against its neighbor.
However, so far Moscow denies any plans to invade UkraineHowever, now Putin convenes the Russian Security Council, after Russia in recent days accused Western countries of undermining Russian security through the expansion of NATO towards its borders.
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