He said this live on the Right to Power talk show, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"A large-scale special operation against Ukraine is underway to destabilize the situation inside and outside the country. Moscow's idea is quite simple - to destabilize the situation from within using a lot of narratives, starting with anti-vaxxers and ending with those dissatisfied with something for various reasons. A migration crisis that also aims to upset society. A large-scale energy crisis that is still approaching according to our estimates," Budanov said.
In addition, against the background of the above, "the Russian army is carrying out large-scale maneuvers with a build-up at a certain distance from the Ukrainian state border. This build-up will continue and will peak at the end of January," Budanov said.
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