50,000 Russian military concentrated at Ukrainian border; militants try to escalate the conflict, - General Staff

Russia has concentrated 50,000 servicemen at the Ukrainian border, with militants trying to maximally escalate the conflict.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to UNIAN, this was announced by the General Staff spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov.

He noted that "militants do not shun any means to exacerbate the situation as much as possible."

"All this is happening along the events at the state border. As you know, about 50,000 Russian military are deployed on the state border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation," he said.

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According to Selezniov, such Russia's behavior is an attempt to put pressure on the Ukrainian side's hard-line stance during the Minsk talks.

"All the actions by militants are aimed at conflict escalation, which again proves the representatives of the self-proclaimed "LPR" and "DPR" do not seek peace in this conflict, while taking maximum efforts to aggravate the situation," the spokesman stressed.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n348125