- Russia has stated that it will not wait indefinitely for a response from Western nations.
Western countries have been driven by pride, raising tensions with their obligations and common sense: Lavrov
MOSCOW – Russia reiterated its demand on Friday that NATO not expand east, despite being rejected by a military alliance in the midst of a Russian military buildup near Ukraine. Russia has stated that it will not wait indefinitely for a response from Western nations. On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov referred to Moscow’s demand that NATO not expand or deploy forces in Ukraine and other ex-Soviet countries as it seeks to de-escalate escalating tensions over Ukraine.
‘Our patience has worn thin.’
The deployment of NATO forces and weapons near Russia’s borders, according to Lavrov, is a security challenge that must be addressed immediately. ‘We have run out of patience,’ said Lavrov. Western countries have been driven by pride, raising tensions with their obligations and common sense.’ Lavrov stated that Russia expects Washington and NATO to respond to its demands in writing next week. In the midst of tensions, Ukraine was hit by a massive cyberattack on Friday, affecting the websites of several government agencies.
Russia denies the attack plan.
This week’s Geneva talks, as well as a related NATO-Russia meeting in Brussels, took place in the midst of a Russian military gathering near Ukraine. Western countries are concerned that this gathering could herald the start of an invasion. However, Russia denied any intention of attacking its neighbour It has warned Western countries that NATO’s expansion into Ukraine and other former Soviet republics crosses a “red line” that must not be crossed.denied any intention of attacking its neighbour It has warned Western countries that NATO’s expansion into Ukraine and other former Soviet republics crosses a “red line” that must not be crossed.
Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are rising.
Many government websites have been shut down since Friday’s cyber attack on Ukraine. The attacks come at a time when tensions between Ukraine and Russia have risen following the failure of talks between Moscow and other Western nations this week. In a Facebook post on Friday, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said, “Due to the major hacking attack, the websites of the Foreign Ministry and many other government agencies are temporarily closed.” Our experts are working to get the IT system back up and running.
‘Russian cyber attacks have a long history.’
Nikolenko stated that it was too early to determine who was responsible for the attack. “It is too early to draw any conclusions because the cases are still being investigated,” he said, “but Russia has a long history of cyber attacks against Ukraine.” Russia has previously denied cyber attacks on Ukraine. According to officials, hacking has rendered the websites of the country’s cabinet, seven ministries, treasury, national disaster service, and state service related to passports and vaccination certificates unavailable.
Personal information about Ukrainians leaked?
According to reports, hackers posted messages in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website claiming that personal information about Ukrainians had been leaked to a public forum. ‘Worry and expect the worst,’ said the message. This is for the past, present, and future of you.’ However, Ukraine’s government service for communication and information protection claims that no personal information has been leaked. Significantly, the US estimates that one lakh Russian soldiers are stationed on the Ukrainian border, ready to launch an attack. Russia has categorically denied any such plans.