PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Russia has the right to move troops to the country at its discretion; this does not pose a threat to other countries, said Russian President Dmitry Peskov’s spokesman.
Thus, he answered a Ukrainian journalist’s question about the transfer of Russian troops to the Ukrainian borders. “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,” Peskov stressed.
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.
Ukraine alarmed on Tuesday
As early as Tuesday this week, Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak told lawmakers that there was a severe relocation of large volumes of Russian military equipment near the border with Ukraine.
According to Khomchak, the deployment of Russian weapons is a threat to Ukraine’s security and has accused Moscow of an “aggressive policy” toward Kyiv. Khomchak also said pro-Russian “separatists” were violating the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
The movement of Russian troops and weapons did not go unnoticed by European countries and NATO members. NATO and partners also noted the clean-up of artillery fire in eastern Ukraine.
Belarus also joins “provocation”
On Wednesday morning, Belarusian weapons and weapons technology were spotted moving towards the Ukrainian border. According to German journalist Julian Ropke, Belarus has troops in the area.
“Dictator Lukashenko is also moving the Belarusian army to the Ukrainian border (here 60 km north of the Rivne region border),” he said on Twitter.
Ropke posted several photos on social media to prove his point. The images show dozens of armored vehicles of the Belarusian army. The filming of this military convoy took place on March 31.
Ukraine and Russia have blamed a surge in violence in the conflict, which Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people since 2014.
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