National Security and Defense Council Secretary Andrii Parubii told this at a press conference on Monday, Ukrainska Pravda informs.
"In fact, the Russian military invasion continues and we deal with Russian invaders and the Russian army, which equips the militants and intensively throws them to the east of our country," he said.
Also Parubii disproved Putin's claim about withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine.
"Just in the last day, despite the statements by President Putin, we have received the evidence that the Russian army relocated certain units of the 76th Pskov separate air assault division on the border with Ukraine," - the Secretary of the NSDC said.
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According to him, about 150 paratroopers of the division with aircraft equipment were transferred to Milerovo that is located 20 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.
Paruby said that there are reports that a tactical battalion-group of coastal forces of the Russian Northern Fleet is planned to be deployed to the border with Ukraine.
"The number of the Russian army on the border with Ukraine is 16 thousand troops, on the territory of Crimea - up to 22 thousand troops, and in Transnistria - up to 3500," Parubii said.
According to him, they all ready for aggressive actions against Ukraine.
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However, he said that in recent days the Ukrainian military and border guards managed to stop seven convoys of the militants and take back control over a significant portion of the Ukrainian border.
"Today, we fought our way to Biriukove station "(from the south - Ed.). They have moved to Novokyivka in the north, along the border, near Gorodyshche, where our division are located. So that it is how we encircle line of containment," Parubii said.
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