Ukraine, Kremlin denies Russian troops as a unit near the border Currently 90,000

Ukraine has denied reports that Russia is rallying troops near the border and strengthening its military equipment, and the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense currently has a total of 90,000 Russian troops left in the region. It was confirmed.

The announcement will be made later Commercial satellite imagery What the US space company Maxar Technologies has provided shows that Russian military vehicles are moving tanks and missiles near the Russian town of Yelnya, about 155 miles north of the Ukrainian border.

Russian troops recently conducted a series of large-scale training, including airborne troops, and many of the 41st Army’s troops were delayed, the Ukrainian ministry said late Tuesday.

“It should be noted that the Russian Federation has regularly resorted to the practice of relocating and accumulating military units in order to maintain regional tensions and political pressure on neighboring countries,” he said.

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Ukrainian tanks are seen during training on April 14, 2021 in an unknown location near the border of Ukraine’s Russian-affiliated Crimea. (Distribution via Reuters / General staff of Ukrainian news media)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also dismissed reports of potential military buildup, saying there was no need to “waste time” on “poor quality” claims. The Moscow Times reported..

“Our military equipment and movement of troops … is exclusively our job,” Peskov said at a press conference on Tuesday. “Russia has never threatened.”

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby learned of public reports that the United States had “abnormal Russian military activity near Ukraine” at a press conference on Monday before Ukraine and the Kremlin denied the report. He said he was.

“We will continue to support the deescalation of the region and the diplomatic resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed security at a meeting with US President Joe Biden in Glasgow on Tuesday.Ukrainian leaders statement The country’s “US continues to support territorial integrity and reform.”

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President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office on September 1, 2021. (Dag Mills-Pool / Getty Images)

This spring, Moscow warned Kiev and the western capital by building more than 100,000 military units along the Ukrainian border, but later ordered them to return to their bases.

Relations between Kiev and Moscow have plummeted since 2014, when Russia merged Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, and a war broke out between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, killing 14,000 people. It states that it did.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Lorenz Duchan