Russia brought in full combat readiness the troops of South and Central Military Districts, airborne troops and transport aviation. Having presented it as military drills, Russia concentrated 8,500 servicemen, 900 military vehicles, 200 planes and helicopters, and 50 war ships in southern Russia and in Crimea.
The chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Army General Gerasimov also arrived in Crimea, informed the spokesman of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for ATO issues Colonel Andriy Lysenko at the briefing in the Information Center of the National Security Service of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to current information, this morning, in the immediate proximity of the territory controlled by Ukraine occupants deployed military formations of multiple-launch rocket systems Grad (based on the latest model of Kamaz trucks) and mobile artillery installations (SAU). Also, the Russians launched a smokescreen to cover formations.
Such actions indicate Russia’s hostile intents to our country. Therefore, Ukraine military command takes adequate measures.