Russian ambassador Alexey Pavlovsky warns Morrison govt not to 'fan hysteria' over Ukraine

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated January 28 2022 - 6:25am, first published 6:00am
Russia's Ambassador to Australia Dr Alexey Pavlovsky speaks to media on Friday about the situation in Ukraine. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Russia has defended its decision to place 100,000 troops on its eastern Ukrainian border as a "warning against war" amid rising tensions.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.