Ukrainian concern is growing amid Moscow’s shift of numerous troops to the Russia-Ukraine border; Both countries have accused each other of instigating violence over the last several years; Khomchak: The Russian Federation continues its aggressive policy towards Ukraine.
As more and more Russian troops arrive near the Russia-Ukraine border, the concern for another military confrontation is growing amongst Ukrainian officials. Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Ruslan Khomchak, issued a warning earlier this week concerning Moscow’s potential agenda. The two countries have been accusing each other of violating the ceasefire established in July of 2020.
As reported by Reuters, Khomchak told the Ukrainian Parliament that “The Russian Federation continues its aggressive policy towards Ukraine.” He warned that Moscow has been shifting numerous troops to the border under the false pretense of military preparatory purposes.
Expanding on his warning, he said, “An additional concentration of up to 25 tactical groups is expected, which, together with the already deployed forces near the state border of Ukraine, poses a threat to the military security of the state.”
Russia currently has over 32,000 troops in the Crimean region, which Moscow forcefully annexed back in 2014. Furthermore, an additional 28,000 separatist soldiers are stationed in Russian-occupied locations in eastern Ukraine.