Lysenko: in the Donbas and near the border Russia has collected 100-strong group

The representative of administration of the President of the ATO Andrei Lysenko said that on the territory of the occupied Crimea, Donbass, and also on the Eastern border with Ukraine, Russia has collected approximately 100 thousand troops. He declared it on air of Radio Liberty.

«Donbass about 40 thousand, along the Northern border, in the East, too, about 50-60 thousand, the group is constantly changing and expanding. Brought three military districts. The transfer of the airborne divisions as they deployed along the border and on the territory of Crimea landed. Is the movement of equipment, only in the territory of the occupied Donbas is 700 Russian tanks», — said Lysenko.

«Any escalation of the conflict will have very bloody consequences both for Russian, and for our part, therefore, the Russian aggressor is weighing your hand. Conducting a very thorough investigation», he added.

The Russian side of these statements did not comment, also confirmation of this information from other sources.

Recall, August 25 Russian President Vladimir Putin has commissioned a sudden check combat readiness of the Armed forces of his country, which would have affected the southern, Western and Central military district and the Northern fleet, Air and space forces and the airborne troops — this check will last from 25 to 31 August.

According to the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, during the regrouping of troops will be assessed «the readiness of the southern military district deployed in a short time self-sufficient forces for containment of crisis situations», and the Western and Central military districts will be checked for the ability to «step up efforts in the South-Western strategic direction».

Later the defence Ministry of Russia published a video with footage of the beginning of a sudden check Armed forces.

In the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine said that the declared aim of the new military exercises in Russia can be changed at any time.

Lysenko: in the Donbas and near the border Russia has collected 100-strong group 31.08.2016

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