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 Ukrainian military on high alert as Russia launches snap border drills, - MoD

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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine closely monitors sudden exercises that the Russian Federation is conducting on the border of Ukraine and in occupied Crimea. All military units have been placed on high alert.

This was announced by Defense Ministry spokesperson on ATO matters Andrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports.

He noted the aggressor country does not abandon attempts to intimidate both Ukraine and its Western partners.

Lysenko stressed that the so-called surprise drills are performed constantly by Russia, and the transfer of troops and equipment is carried out not only in the territory of the Russian Federation but also in the territory of Belarus "allegedly as part of joint exercises."

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"The reaction of the Ukrainian military department is adequate: we closely monitor the transfer of troops. We have stepped up airspace and border control and are using all possible means and methods to watch the situation and prevent any possible unexpected act of aggression against us. Therefore, all those on the front line as well as on Ukraine's state border are in the proper state of readiness," Lysenko said.

He stressed that any exercise poses a potential threat, so they are given special heed.
 
 
 
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