Russian diplomat tells West to see doctor for 'paranoia' over Ukraine | Inquirer News

Russian diplomat tells West to see doctor for ‘paranoia’ over Ukraine

/ 11:59 AM February 16, 2022

Russia to the United Nation Dmitry Polyanskiy

First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nation Dmitry Polyanskiy speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S. September 23, 2021. | PHOTO: John Minchillo/Pool via REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday told western leaders they should see a doctor for their “paranoia” over fears that the 100,000 or so Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s borders might invade.

“I think they need to have a good doctor, I recommend them to do it. Specialist on such paranoia cases,” said Dmitry Polyanskiy, denying that Russia intended to attack its neighbor, a former Soviet state.


“Our troops are on our territory, (they) represent (a) threat to no one,” he told reporters.


“I don’t know about the numbers, because there are a lot of speculations about it,” he said when asked about the size of the Russian deployment, which Moscow says is part of military exercises with its ally Belarus.

“I think the training with Belarus would be over in one week’s time. For the rest, I don’t know,” Polyanskiy said.

The United States on Tuesday demanded that Moscow show proof of a “de-escalation” after Russia said some of its forces had been withdrawn from the border.

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