The British Foreign Office asked Russia not to attack Ukraine, stressing at the same time that Moscow would try to justify an invasion of a neighboring country. Statement published in Twitter– account of the head of British diplomacy Liz Truss (Liz Truss).
“Russia is conducting a disinformation campaign aimed at destabilizing and justifying the invasion of the territory of neighboring Ukraine. Russia must restrain its aggression, reduce tensions and engage in meaningful negotiations,” Truss wrote.
The statement by the head of the British Foreign Office became an afterword to the talks between Russia and the United States, NATO and the OSCE on European security that took place from January 10 to 13, 2022. Following their completion, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also discussed the situation in Europe and Ukraine, as well as the prospects for continuing dialogue with Moscow within the Russia-NATO Council. In parallel, Washington has prepared 18 scenarios for action in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.