As tensions between the Kremlin and Ukraine have intensified in recent weeks, Russian troops have begun “combat readiness” inspections.
“Control checks have begun at military administrations, formations, and military units in accordance with the military training program,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. Said at the meeting At the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday. “The military went to the training grounds for tactical, tactical specials, and bilateral exercises,” he added.
Officials said 4,048 military exercises will take place this month in more than 100 training grounds in Russia, with most training taking place in the Far East region of Siberia.
On April 2, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the deployment of NATO troops in Ukraine would further increase tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
NATO said last week that Russia’s large-scale military force had accumulated near eastern Ukraine after Russia warned that a serious escalation of conflicts in the Donbas region of Ukraine could “destroy” Ukraine. He expressed concern about it.
“Our rhetoric [over the Donbass] Peskov told reporters. TASS.. “We don’t indulge in wishful thinking. Unfortunately, the reality along the engagement line is pretty scary. The provocation by the Ukrainian army is real. They are not casual. There are many of them. did.”
During the “silence” regime after July 27, 2020, 28 warriors were killed by bombardment in Donbas. 24 of them are this year. On March 26th alone, he lost eight soldiers.Every day of war sacrifices us the lives of brave and patriotic men who must build the future of Ukraine
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) April 6, 2021
In late March, Ukrainian officials said the army loyal to the Donetsk People’s Republic was responsible and that four Ukrainian soldiers had been killed near Schmy.Donetsk Deny responsibility Later, the soldiers said they were killed by land mines.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who spoke with President Joe Biden on the phone for the first time last week, said Tweet “Muscle flexion in the form of military exercises at the border with Ukraine is an attempt to put pressure on negotiations with ceasefire and peace as our values,” he said on April 1.
“We are always ready for provocation,” he added, adding that Ukraine’s “military is not only power and power, but also wisdom and balance.”
The Kremlin-backed People’s Republic of Donetsk announced on April 2 a conscription system for civilians born between 1994 and 2003. Official documents posted online..
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Reporter On April 2, he believes that Ukrainian troops do not really want a “fierce conflict” in the region. USA. “