Russian foreign minister has responded to the warning given by US President that was given on Thursday.
The Russian leading diplomate Sergei Lavrov, said: “There won’t be a war as far as it depends on the Russian Federation, we don’t want a war.” And added: “But we won’t let our interests be rudely trampled on and ignored.”
This follows after the the US President, Joe Biden stated on Thursday that there is a ‘distinct possibility’ that Russia could take military action against its neighbour next month.”
UK minister Chris Philp has since urged Russia to “de-escalate” the military build up on the border as the international community steps up retaliation threats in the events of an invasion.
Tensions have developed over the past few weeks due to the increased military presence Russia has concentrated on the Ukrainian border.