As of the beginning of November, there were 90,000 people near the borders of Ukraine and in the occupied territories. Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported Russian soldiers.
In a statement posted on the ministry’s website, it was emphasized that the ministry is closely monitoring the situation on the border between Ukraine and Russia and in the occupied territories of Crimea, as well as in the Donetsk and Luhansk states.
The facts reported by the Ukrainian intelligence authorities find their confirmation during the exchange of information with our partners about the security situation throughout Ukraine – We read.
According to the data of the Main Intelligence Directorate in the Ministry of Defense, as of early November 2021, near our borders and in the temporarily occupied territories. The Russian Federation concentrated groups of troops (troops) with a total number of about 90,000. Persons – Napisano.
The ministry then indicates that it includes the forces of the 28th armies of the Southern and Western Military Districts, as well as the forces and resources of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. In addition, some forces of the 4th and 6th Air Forces and Air Defense Forces of the Russian Federation are stationed near the border. Two corps of Russian occupying forces have been deployed and are active in parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk states not controlled by Kiev, he wrote.
In the second half of 2021, the leadership of the Russian armed forces near the Ukrainian border He conducted a series of large-scale command and staff maneuvers Ministry continues. He adds that the forces of the Southern and Western Military Districts, some forces of the 41st Army of the Central Military District and the Airborne Forces participated in it. After the indicated actions, the troops of the 41st Army remained in the European part of Russia, including the region of the city of Zhelnia in Smolensk Oblast, about 260 km from the border with Ukraine.
It should be noted that the Russian Federation periodically uses the practice of transferring and assembling military units in order to maintain tension in the region and political pressure on neighboring countries. – summed up.
Earlier on Monday, US Politico said satellite imagery showed Russia was once again gathering forces on the border with Ukraine. In turn, the Washington Post on Sunday wrote about the issue, noting that the regrouping of Russian forces near the border with Ukraine raised concerns among some officials in the United States and Europe.
The head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, called the reports “deliberate misinformation” on Tuesday. According to him, the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border has not changed in recent days. He also said that the satellite images should be compared: “Let them show the images that were there a month ago, two weeks ago – you will see the same images.”
On Monday, the Kiev Defense Ministry said, referring to media publications, that the build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border is part of “informational and psychological” activities.
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