The concentration of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border may be connected with the future meeting of leaders of the Russian Federation and the United States. Oleksiy Reznikov, the Defense Minister of Ukraine said so as cited by DW.
"Today's events (next to the Ukrainian border, - 112 International) are related to the future meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The latter, thus, is trying to reinforce his position in the negotiations", Reznikov said.
The Ukrainian official remembered a similar situation that took place this spring; back then, Russians created an image of real infrastructure ready for full-fledged invasion. However, investors did not show so much concern at the time, Reznikov said.
Earlier, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba claimed that the amount of Russian forces stationed near the borders of Ukraine now makes approximately 115,000 Russian troops.