"Substantial buildup of the Russian troops was observed on the border with Ukraine over the past few weeks. The occupation forces on the occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are being replenished and arranged. There are almost 55,000 troops at the border and up to 40,000 military on the occupied territories," he said.
Parubii also expressed confidence that there is a high probability of a large-scale offensive of the Russian Federation before May 9. The Pentagon has counted 10 Russian battalions on the border with Ukraine.