Will Russia recognize the independence of Donbas? Moscow sent fighters [video]
MOSCOW, (BM) – Despite assurances from the Russian Federation that the deployment of troops along Ukraine’s borders is a “hot exercise,” Moscow continues to send large quantities of military equipment. Video footage provided to our editorial office shows one of the airports in Crimea.
The poor quality of the personnel cannot prevent us from counting the total of 24 Su-27 and Su-35 fighters that Moscow has sent to Crimea. The Western media underestimated Russian equipment in Crimea, despite the spread of satellite images a few days ago from the Russian media showing the most significant military equipment.
According to Russian sources, these 24 fighters are just one part of Moscow’s equipment in Crimea. Some claim that the hangars at the airport are also complete, which only leads us to assume that the total number of fighters is somewhere around 40.
Analysts say that the accumulation of such equipment means anticipation of military clashes. One possible reason for them to start is rumors that Moscow is preparing to recognize the independence of Luhansk and Donbas. According to political scientists, if this happens, Luhansk and Donbas will invite the Russian army “officially” on their territory. If this rumor turns out to be accurate, it will push the situation to the extreme between Ukraine and Russia and lead to a serious military confrontation.
The world and Europe once “missed” the invasion of “Russian green men” in Crimea. Will they “miss” this development as well?
What is happening?
On April 1, Russia began locating a lot of Russian weapons on the border with Ukraine. The Belarusian side noticed similar actions. A Ukrainian journalist was the first to film the movement of military convoys.
The revelation forced the Kremlin to explain after the public learned about what was happening. “The Russian Federation is moving troops within its territory at its discretion; this should not bother anyone; it does not pose a threat to anyone,” said presidency spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, the Russian Federation is taking the necessary measures to ensure its borders ’security. “You know that along the perimeter of the borders of the Russian Federation; there is increased activity of the armed forces of NATO countries, other associations, individual governments, etc., etc. All this obliges you to be vigilant,” Peskov stressed.
“As for the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine, Russian troops have never participated in it and do not participate in it. This is a highly internal Ukrainian conflict, and we, European countries, other countries would not want armed forces of Ukraine, the civil war in Ukraine flared up again,“ said Peskov.
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