Russia gathered around 18 thousand military officers and a great number of military hardware near the Ukrainian border. This was announced by the First Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak during the session of Inter-Parliamentary Council Ukraine-NATO in Kyiv, reports Ukrinform.
“At this time, Russian military units of more than 18 thousand soldiers, 1370 tanks and armored combat vehicles, about 300 artillery systems and multiple launch systems, about 700 combat aircrafts and helicopters and 24 warships are stationed in close vicinity to Ukrainian border on the territory of Russian Federation,” he said.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s SBU will use NATO devices to counter cyber threats. It is to be installed and should start working by summer, - NATO official.