There are Russian troops in the border areas of Russia along the eastern borders of Ukraine:
About 6,500 men are opposite the Donetsk region
More than 4,100 men are opposite the Luhansk and Kharkiv regions
More than 2,500 men are opposite the Sumy and Chernihiv regions
Sabotage and reconnaissance groups (SRGs) from the Russian Special Forces units' personnel are noticed in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation. Some Russian military personnel from the following SRGs are wearing uniforms of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Some SRGs locates in the areas close to the Russian cities in Rostov region, namely in the cities Kamensk-Shakhtinskyi, Gukovo, Novoshakhstinsk. The mentioned groups are ready to transfer to the territory of Ukraine to strengthen terrorist groups that number over 1,000 militants operating in the regions of Luhansk, Stanychno-Luhanske, and Sverdlovsk (the Luhansk region of Ukraine).
A group of militants (mercenaries) totaling up to 600 people is also spotted in the border regions of Russia. They have trucks and 17 armored vehicles available.
The mercenary groups' locations are areas close to the Russian cities in the Rostov region, namely the city of Matveev-Kurgan, Kuibyshevo, Lysogorka. The mentioned mercenary groups are ready to transfer to the territory of Ukraine to strengthen terrorist groups that total over 2,500 militants operating in the regions of Snizhne, Torez and Shakhtersk (the Donetsk region of Ukraine).
The SRGs consisting of the Russian 22nd Special Forces unit's personnel is also ready to be redeployed to the border and then further to the Ukrainian territory. The 22nd Special Forces unit (the Rostov region, Russia) has been in full combat readiness since June 13.