Russia withdrew from Ukrainian border only 10,000 servicemen,- Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, Russia has increased the number of aircraft and military equipment in the occupied Crimea
22:00, 2 June 2021

Press conference of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, May 20, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Russia had withdrawn only 10,000 troops from the Ukrainian border. This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.

According to him, the concentration of Russian troops is currently observed in the temporarily occupied territories and along the Ukrainian border. Russia has also increased the number of aircraft and military equipment along Ukraine's borders and in the occupied Crimea.

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"Hence, Russia is only declaring in words the withdrawal of its forces and the fulfillment of its obligations. In total, only about 10,000 servicemen have been withdrawn,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Meanwhile, Volodymyr Zelensky has formally convened a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on Friday, June 4. 

It is noted that Zelensky approved the agenda of the NSDC meeting, which consists of eight issues.

"Among other things, it is planned to discuss issues of deepening cooperation with NATO and hear reports on the implementation of the decisions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine," the statement says.

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