Ukrainian president accuses Russia of plotting coup
- The Ukrainian president said an uprising involving Russia was being planned in early December.
- According to Bloomberg, the United States has warned allies that Russia is increasing its troop numbers and could launch an attack.
- Experts also told Insider that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was a “very real possibility.”
Ukraine’s president has accused Russia of plotting a coup early next week.
Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that he had information that Russia was involved in the December 1 or December 2 uprising.
He told a news conference in Reuters: “We have not only challenges from the Russian Federation and potential increases – we have major internal challenges. I have been informed that there will be an uprising in our country on December 1-2. “
The warning comes as Russia deploys troops along its border with Ukraine, raising fears that it is preparing for an attack.
The United States has warned allies that Russia may decide to invade Ukraine in the next few months and deploy about 100,000 troops in Ukraine, Bloomberg reported this week.
Experts also told Insider’s Ryan Pickrell that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was a “very real possibility.”
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry warned this week that Russia was stepping up its “war preparations” in Ukraine.
The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Agency also told the Military Times last week that there were already about 100,000 troops on Russia’s border.