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 Russia deploys 41,600 soldiers along Ukrainian border, - Defense Ministry

About 41,600 Russian troops have been deployed to the border with Ukraine by Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense.

Russia has deployed 14 battalion tactical groups, eight company tactical groups and two infantry brigades (about 41,600 soldiers) along the state border with Ukraine in the occupied Donbas and Crimea.

They have four Tochka-U tactical missile complexes, 298 tanks, 1566 armored combat vehicles, 363 artillery systems, 169 Grad rocket systems in the service.

Moreover, there are about 468 military aircrafts and 303 helicopters of the Russian Federation Armed Forces concentrated along the Russian-Ukrainian border in the framework of "Caucasus-2016" strategic military exercises.

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Ukraine's Defense Intelligence reported last week about the deployment of Russian anti-aircraft missile battalion in the occupied territory of the Donbas. The battalion is comprised of 168 people, 21 pieces of equipment and 30 vehicles.

Pentagon representative Michelle Baldanza said that the U.S. was well aware Russia used military exercise to hide redeployment of weapons on Ukraine's territory.
 
 
 
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