Russia enhances the ground border with Ukraine. The FSB stated about unfriendly actions from the side of Kyiv as RIA News reported citing Deputy Director of the FSB of Russia, Head of the Border Guard Service Vladimir Kulishov.
“Considering the dynamics of the development of the situation at this direction, as well as the unfriendly actions from the Ukrainian side toward the Russian Federation, we assume adequate measures on enhancing and increasing of the density of security of the state border, as well as the planned build-up of its equipment,” Kulishov said.
According to him, the ground part of the Russian-Ukrainian border is equipped in accordance with the established demands for technical protection of the state border that allows to hold control over the observation of the administrative and legal regimes of the border guard activity.
He also noted that currently, the Russian border guards own all necessary to fulfill tasks on the security of the state border in peaceful time and in case of escalation.
On April 22, it was reported that Russia is withdrawing troops from the borders of Ukraine to places of permanent stationing.
According to Pentagon, Russia has withdrawn part of troops; however, the risk remains.