Moscow comments on reports Russia is ready to invade Ukraine

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The Kremlin has denied that Russian troops are building up on the border with neighboring Ukraine as part of a precursor to a full-blown invasion that could quickly drag the whole continent into a bloody and devastating war.

Speaking on Monday, President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, insisted the movement of Russian soldiers and military equipment within the country’s borders posed no threat to any other nation. According to him, a series of recent reports in a number of Western media outlets that a conflict could be on the cards were part of a “targeted information campaign.”

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