Russia’s SVR [Russian Foreign Intelligence Service]: Allegations regarding concentration of forces in Russia for invading Ukraine ‘absolutely false’

“The Americans have been painting a horrible picture of swarms of Russian tanks starting to crush Ukrainian cities and insisting that they have some ‘truthful information’ on such intentions of Russia,” it said.

“Reports have been coming on the creeping movement of Ukrainian positions into the so-called gray zone along the line of contact and the concentration of Ukrainian Armed Forces assets in areas bordering Russia and Belarus,” it said.

“The U.S. and its allies are trying to pump weapons into Ukraine and encouraging it to use the attack systems delivered there, including unmanned combat aerial vehicles, for military provocation purposes,” the SVR said.