By February 28, 2014 Russia concentrated 38 thousand military on Ukrainian border at Kiev, Kharkov and Donetsk directions, - reported on February 28, 2014 Igor Tenyukh, who held the Minister of Defense post in February 2014.
"Their goal is not just a demonstration of force, but the real preparation for the invasion to our territory and performing combat missions. At Kyiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk directions are already concentrated 38 thousand people, 761 units of the armed armored equipment, 2200 armored vehicles, 720 artillery systems and systems of volley fire, as well as up to 40 helicopters and 90 combat support helicopters, 90 attack aviation aircrafts. 80 Russian Federation military ships sailed to the Black Sea on combat duty”, - said Tenyukh.
Recall, today, February 22 during the National Security committee in the Supreme Council of Ukraine transcript of February 28, 2014 on annexation of Crimea was published. The document related to the possibility of martial law introduction in Ukraine because of Crimea annexation by Russian side.