A day after announcing the partial withdrawal of some military units from the border with Ukraine, however, without providing large logistics details, causing great distrust in Kiev and NATO, the Russian Federation announced military exercises on the Crimean peninsula this Wednesday. Came to an end.
According to a report shared by the Russian agency Interfax with videos and photos of the moment, the Russian Defense Ministry said in 2014 that additional troops stationed on the peninsula, which was annexed by the Russians to Ukraine, had already begun to cross the Crimean bridge over their respective bases. And barracks.
“After completing their tactical training, the units of the Southern Army District return to their permanent posts by rail. Soldiers keep armored vehicles – tanks, infantry vehicles and self-propelled artillery – on railway platforms and at bus stations, ”the defense ministry said.
“War training activities, including exercises, were carried out according to plan,” said spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
Quoted Moscow TimesRuslan Leviev of the Conflict Investigation Team, which oversees Russian military operations, says the announcement of the end of training in Crimea is “false” because most of the troops involved are close to withdrawing military bases. As far as the land border between Russia and Ukraine than the peninsula.
Other Russian military exercises in Belarus will continue.
The Notice of Partial Withdrawal On Tuesday, more than 100,000 Russian troops stationed at various points along the Ukrainian border were hailed by Moscow as “the day the Western war campaign failed,” but Ukraine and NATO acted cautiously. The invasion situation is believed to be even greater.
However, Russia insists that Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union, only needs a guarantee that it will not join NATO in the future, and is demanding the suspension of a military alliance in Eastern Europe.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, called on the people to take to the streets this Wednesday with flags and patriotic symbols to turn this date into a “unity day” in the country.
“Because we are at home, we are in Ukraine, we have a right to all of this. No one will love our home the way we want it to,” Zhelensky said in a televised speech.[Estamos] United by one desire: to live, to live in peace. “
A meeting between the defense ministers of NATO member states is scheduled for Wednesday in Brussels. Both Russia and the Atlantic Federation continue to claim Diplomatic channels are still the best way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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