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Pentagon is concerned about the approach of Russian army to Ukrainian borders
18:31, 26 August 2016
Pentagon is concerned about the approach of Russian army to Ukrainian borders

Lithuanian Defense Ministry announced that Russia is heating up tensions in the region

18:31, 26 August 2016

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The Pentagon is concerned about the approach of Russian army to Ukrainian borders during their unexpected spot checks of Russian combat readiness. The Pentagon said they closely watching the situation.

Meanwhile, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry announced that Russia is heating up tensions in the region. According to the press attaché the Lithuanian Defense Ministry Asta Galdikaite, the Kremlin have been practicing their unexpected large-scale drills regardless of the neighbors for several years already.

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This is not adding to the stability, nor to the transparency in the Euro-Atlantic area, she said. Press attaché also stressed that Moscow has never informed in advance about their drills. This creates additional tension and reduces level of trust.

Yesterday, due to sudden unexpected spot checks of Russian combat readiness of the Russian army, Polish Defense Minister immediately called a meeting of their security forces.

Related: Cold War 2.0: Why Russia holds so many military exercises near the borders with NATO and Ukraine

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