US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has denounced Russia's military aggression against Ukraine as a 'threat' to European security following a NATO council held yesterday, noting that Russia invaded neighbouring Georgia and Ukraine and violated international arms control agreements over the last two decades.
Let’s remember that over the past two decades, Russia invaded two neighbouring countries – Ukraine and Georgia.. It’s violated international arms control agreements, pulled back from long-established confidence-building and transparency measures, he told the press.
Blinken added that Moscow tries to justify its actions with disinformation campaigns.
No one should be surprised if Russia instigates a provocation or incident – then tries to use it to justify military intervention, hoping that by the time the world realizes the ruse, it’ll be too late, he said.
Blinken expressed his commitment for a 'reciprocal dialogue' with Russia in order to seek a 'diplomatic solution.'