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Turchynov: Russia gets ready for striking at Ukraine and Europe
14:24, 15 June 2016
Turchynov: Russia gets ready for striking at Ukraine and Europe

Offensive military units gather at West border

14:24, 15 June 2016

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Russia has established a reserve Third Army Corps on the uncontrolled border site with Ukraine.  Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov  told about this in an interview to Ukrainian media.

"Russia deploys new military units: the first tank army and combined-arms twentieth Western Military District of Russia army. They are only offensive.  One hundred and fifty infantry division is also formed near our borders in the Southern Military District of Russia", he said.

According to Turchynov, two army corps with 35 thousand troops have been already operating on the uncontrolled territories of Donbas, while Russian warheads consist of 9 thousand servicemen.

He said that the units are well armed and formed on the model of the Russian armed forces, acting within the Russian Federation charter and are a part of the Russian armed forces.

Turchynov said that the first and second divisions have 500 tanks, 900 armored vehicles and 800 artillery and rocket systems.

Related: Tribune: NATO demands Russia withdraw forces from Ukraine

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