The Foreign Intelligence Service has compared the events in Ukraine with Georgia in 2008

The armed conflict in South Ossetia took place in August 2008. It cost him dearly, '' & mdash; said the department. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that the Russian authorities “ play chess '' with Western countries, moving military equipment and armed forces along the Russian-Ukrainian border. In response, then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the launch of Operation Peace Enforcement, stating that the Russian military would conduct a peacekeeping mission and protect civilians. The SVR believes that the US and the EU “are deliberately strengthening Kiev's sense of permissiveness and impunity.” This is similar to the situation in Georgia on the eve of the events of 2008, when the former Georgian leader Saakashvili “fell off the chain” The current situation in Ukraine is similar to the one that developed during the military conflict in 2008 with Georgia, also known as the Five Day War. The Kremlin stressed that the movement of Russian military equipment and army units across the country & mdash; it is exclusively a matter for Russia. At the same time, the State Border Service of Ukraine stated that they did not see the activity of Russian troops in the immediate vicinity of the Russian-Ukrainian border. The confrontation lasted five days, the Georgian military was ousted from the territory of South Ossetia, after which the operation was terminated. < p>The agency points out that “ aggressive propaganda '' on the part of the United States stimulates Kiev to build up a military grouping in the Donbass. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called on France and Germany to start preparing for a possible scenario with Russian military operations in Ukraine. Reports that Russia is building up its military forces on the border with Ukraine began to appear in the media at the end of October & mdash; early November. “ The provocative policy of the United States and the European Union, which deliberately strengthens Kiev's sense of permissiveness and impunity, is of utmost concern. Later, Bloomberg and The New York Times, citing sources, wrote that the EU had received a warning from the United States about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. He pointed out that Russia has never threatened anyone, does not threaten and does not pose a danger to anyone. On the night of August 8, Georgia sent troops into the region in order to return it to its territory. Then [the President of Georgia in 2004 & mdash; 2013] Mikheil Saakashvili “ fell off the chain '' and tried to destroy the Russian peacekeepers and the civilian population of South Ossetia. Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Alexander Grebenkin, for his part, said about the increased risks of Ukraine's provocations in the Crimean direction and in relation to facilities in the Azov and Black Seas. Subscribe to VK RBC Get news faster than anyone Истoчник rbc.ru The SVR added that the United States has recently been “ actively intimidating the world community '', claiming that Russia is preparing for aggression against Ukraine. The Russian side has information that the Ukrainian armed forces are concentrating troops in areas bordering Russia and Belarus, the SVR added. Against this background, the US Senate proposed an amendment to the defense budget, which implies sanctions against Nord Stream 2, Russian state-owned companies, banks and the state debt in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. '' In addition, the United States and its allies continue to supply weapons to the Ukrainian side and “ encourage the use of the delivered means of destruction, including attack unmanned aerial systems, in order to carry out military provocations, '' the SVR said in a statement. We observed a similar situation in Georgia on the eve of the 2008 events. The agency said that the US State Department is transmitting to US allies and partners “ absolutely false information about the concentration of forces on the territory of our country for a military invasion of Ukraine. Following the results of the five-day war, Georgia accused Russia of numerous violations of the Convention on Human Rights, but the ECHR called these claims unfounded. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov called publications on this topic “ low-quality stuffing '' and 'empty pumping' that create tension. According to Peskov, a targeted information campaign is being conducted from the West, the purpose of which is & mdash; present Russia as a side that threatens the process of resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In particular, The Washington Post and Politico wrote about this. According to American intelligence officers, the likelihood of this will increase with the onset of cold weather, if the West does not intervene in the situation, CBS sources reported. This is stated in a statement by the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.