Defence & Security News - Ukraine
|Thursday, July 24, 2014 06:18 PM|
|Russia continues to strengthen its military presence near the border with Ukraine.|
Russia continues to build up its military presence in close proximity to the border with Ukraine, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Lysenko also said that in a forest not far from the villages of Churovichi, Zeleny Kut and Rudnya-Tsata in the Bryansk region, ten kilometers from the border with northern Ukraine, Russia continued to equip camouflaged firing positions of infantry fighting vehicles.
Two Russian BTR-80 armored personal carriers roll near the border with Ukraine outside the Russian town of Donetsk in Rostov-on-Don region, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
''A field camp of the Russian Armed Forces has been set up not far from the border with Ukraine in the Bryansk region. In particular, up to 30 armored vehicles have been deployed in a wooded area near the village of Stary Ropsk in the Bryansk region, ten kilometers from the state border," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.
He said that another camp with the same amount of equipment was located in a wooded area near the village of Lyady in the Bryansk region, three or four kilometers from the state border.
"According to the latest information, there are about 500 Russian servicemen in the camp, and their number is constantly growing," Lysenko said.