Russia moves battalion task group close to border with Ukraine, - Defense Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

The movement was observed after the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine
11:32, 17 April 2019

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Russia moved another battalion task group close to the border with Ukraine. Stepan Poltorak, the defense minister of Ukraine said that, specifying that the movement was observed after the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine. UNN news agency reported that on April 17.

According to the minister, Russia has been increasing the number of troops deployed near the border with Ukraine. 'There were 28 [task groups], and now it's 29', Poltorak said.

Related: Ukraine is ready to respond to threats in Sea of Azov and other areas, - Poltorak

The Ukrainian official added that the Russian occupant forces changed their tactics in Donbas. They got back to firing Minsk-banned weaponry and using saboteur groups.

The security measures will be increased during the second round of the presidential election in Ukraine on April 21. The National Police, the State Security Service, the National Guard and the State Border Guard will be working in the enhanced security mode.

Related: Minister of Defense Poltorak resignes from military service

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