“Ukraine has constantly concentrated the personnel and hardware in the zone of the conflict in Donbas and continues to do it,” Putin said.
Earlier, mass media reported that Putin told about the goals of the relocation of the forces to the Ukrainian border.
Putin, commenting on the recent movement of the Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, stated that Russia holds military exercise in its territory. According to him, NATO regularly holds military exercises at the border with Russia. He also mentioned the U.S. drills in Alaska, which, according to him, took place not far from the Russian territory.
As we reported, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that even though Russia has withdrawn some of its troops from Ukraine's borders, tens of thousands of Russian troops continue to remain near Ukraine's borders.