At a briefing yesterday, the diplomat said:
“On this issue, it is better to turn to those figures who publicly state the so-called facts (the presence of the Russian military in Ukraine). Why do you need it? It seems to me very simple - in order to intensify tensions, to justify their actions, which the Alliance also interprets in many respects through the prism of the Ukrainian crisis - these are large-scale exercises and building up the Alliance’s military capabilities near the Russian borders.
“That is, the military always needs some kind of excuse. Probably, in this sense, they didn’t go far in and search, but simply make unfounded, false statements about it. ”- noted Lukashevich.