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Turchynov admits mobilization due to escalation in Donbas
13:24, 5 August 2016
Turchynov admits mobilization due to escalation in Donbas

Russian Federation intensifies military presence on the territory of the annexed Crimea

13:24, 5 August 2016

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov admits mobilization in case of aggravation of the situation in the occupied Donbas. This was announced by Turchynov during a briefing.

He also added that the Russian Federation intensifies military presence on the territory annexed Crimea.

See also: Turchynov: Russian troops continue to use combat area in Donbas for weaponry tests

"Russia is using its powerful military means. The latest anti-aircraft missile systems are placed in Dzhankoy. New bases are built and the old ones are in use. Russia is expanding its military capacity. Attack aviation is repositioned on the Millerovo airfield," - he said.

See also: Russia conducts shake-up of military personnel in Crimea

Turchynov also said that pro-Russian militants in Donbas increase the number of attacks using heavy weapons.

"The Russians do not only increase the number of attacks, but also use certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as a testing ground for training modern weapon", - he said.

"In the case of aggravation of the situation in Donbas, mobilization will be declared immediately," - said Turchynov.

See also: Russian helicopters spotted on borderline with occupied Crimea

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