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 Russian troops at Ukraine’s border demonstrate readiness for large-scale invasion at any time, - Foreign Minister Klimkin

The Russian troops deployed along the border with Ukraine are a demonstration of readiness to launch a full-on military Russian incursion into Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Channel 5, this was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

"Russia maintains its military presence. It tries to destabilize the situation along the border by demonstrating that the Russian incursion can be of a much larger scale at any moment," he said.

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Klimkin also sees no grounds for the soonest meeting in Normandy format. According to him, there are no reasons for negotiations as Russia is blocking implementation of the Minsk agreements.

"The roadmap implementation progress is way too far from that adopted by Russia during the summit in Berlin, where it was agreed that we will consistently work on the roadmap. The Russian side is blocking it now instead. Therefore, I see no chances today to hold a meeting at the political level - the level of the ministers - next week without certain position to discuss," the foreign minister said.

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As reported, 10,500 strong military grouping and a large number of artillery was recorded in the course of the inspection of the 50-kilometer strip of the Russian Federation's Rostov oblast bordering with Ukraine.
 
 
 
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