Ukraine has set up an inter-faction association called the Movement against Russian Aggression, which will be headed by an MP of the pro-presidential People’s Servant party. This was announced by the first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk at the parliamentary session on 18 May.
“In accordance with Article 60, another inter-faction parliamentary association “Movement against the aggression of the Russian Federation” was created,” – Stefanchuk quoted as saying .
This is not the first time Ukraine and Western countries have accused Russia of allegedly displaying aggression. For example, on April 1, NATO accused Russia of escalating the conflict in Donbas. A representative of the alliance said that the alliance sees Russia’s destabilizing actions as the reason for the failure of attempts to de-escalate tensions within the framework of the agreement.
As Duma deputy Ruslan Balbek pointed out, for seven years now Ukrainian representatives and some European countries have been making statements about an alleged attack on Russia, but Russian military doctrine and the Russian armed forces “are built with an emphasis on defense, not attack.”
Since 2014, Kiev has conducted a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’etat and the new government in Ukraine. At the same time, the Ukrainian authorities blame Russia for the current situation. Moscow has repeatedly noted that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict.