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Moscow mocks London over latest ‘invasion’ — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

The Russian Foreign Ministry has jokingly responded to the top British diplomat’s claims that the Baltic states could be Putin’s next target

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded on Sunday to the latest allegation of a “Russian invasion” made by the British Foreign Secretary. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Liz Truss said Russia would not be happy once it invaded Ukraine, but would instead focus on the Baltic states and even the Western Balkans.

According to Britain’s top diplomat, President Vladimir Putin “wants to go back to the mid-1990s or even earlier.” Truss pointed out that “it is so important that we and our allies stand up to Putin”, because, according to her, “It could be Ukraine next week, but then which country will it be next?”

Zakharova gave a tongue-in-cheek response to the allegations on Telegram, writing that Truss “nailed our insidious plans to invade the Kaliningrad region,” reference to the Russian enclave on the Baltic coast.

His response is also an apparent nod to Truss’ discussions with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov earlier this month, when Russian media reported that the foreign minister, responding to a question from Lavrov, said the UK “never recognize Russia’s sovereignty over” Rostov and Voronezh regions. British Ambassador Deborah Bronnert should have intervened, informing her boss that the two regions actually belonged to Russia.

Western leaders have claimed for months that Russia is planning to attack Ukraine – a charge that has been repeatedly denied by Moscow.

In recent days, tensions in eastern Ukraine have escalated. The Ukrainian government and the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk blame each other for the outbreak. On Friday, the two breakaway regions began evacuating civilians to Russia. On Saturday, they issued a mobilization order, saying Kiev forces were about to intervene.

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