Russia deploys 21,000 troops, 1367 vehicles in occupied Crimea, - Ukrainian ombudsman

Source : 112 Ukraine

This breaches the norms of international humanitarian law
22:00, 20 July 2021

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Russia has brought 21,000 servicemen and 1,367 vehicles in the occupied Crimea. Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine's parliamentary ombudsman posted this in Telegram.

According to her, in the town of Feodosia, the workers began construction of the new military camp for 300 servicemen. The Russian government sent to Crimea thousands of workers and more than a thousand of special vehicles - allegedly to help the locals cope with the consequences of floods. 

Denisova claims that the overall number of Russian mercenaries in Crimea exceeds 31,000.

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"The rapid deployment of troops of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied Crimea breaches the norms of international humanitarian law, specifically UN General Assembly's resoluition No.75/29. I urge humanitarian partners to increase cooperation so as to make Russia comply with the international humanitarian law, immediately release the occupied Ukrainian territories and stop the breach of international law", Denisova said. 

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