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 Ukraine Awaits the Russian Federation Explanation About the Purpose of Accumulation of Russian Troops at the Border Until the Evening

Russia should explain the purpose of military exercises near the Ukrainian border today till 07.00 pm.

The Foreign Ministry policy and communications department deputy director Vasyl Zvarych said this at the briefing in Kyiv, Censor.NET informs citing UNIAN.

According to him, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Document the response should be sent within 48 hours since the receipt of request.

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According to Zvarych the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not expect a meaningful response from Russia as it has repeatedly ignored its commitments. "At the same time we hope that our requests will attract the attention of other OSCE participating States and will be an important indicator of aggressive preparations undertaken by Russia against Ukraine," Zvarych said.

He explained that due to the fact that the Russian Federation has announced large scale military air exercises during August 4-8, the Ukrainian side has again sent the request demanding the explanation of the purpose of the exercise from Russia.

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