Even allowing for an element of bravado, these are remarkable statements. Ones not likely to appear as headlines in American and European newspapers of record.

Russian offensive now impossible even physically – NSDC secretary

Ukrainian authorities urge citizens to remain calm as tensions mount in international media reports, noting that an actual military incursion into Ukraine on the part of Russia is “physically impossible” at the moment.

That’s according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov….

According to the NSDC secretary, Russia’s full-scale offensive on Ukraine is off the table at the moment. “We don’t see any grounds for allegations of an (imminent) – ed.) offensive against our country today. It would be impossible to pull this out, even physically,” the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council stressed.