Russia moves tanks to Ukrainian border, - Bloomberg

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to preliminary data, the tanks are being transferred to the Pogonovo test site 250 km from Ukraine
17:42, 9 November 2021

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Russia is moving tanks to the Ukrainian border. This time, observers noticed a battalion of T80-U tanks in the Voronezh region, Bloomberg reports with reference to the Janes company report, which works in the field of defense intelligence.

It is noted that the Russian Federation allegedly deployed a battalion of T80-U battle tanks at a railway station in the Voronezh region.

Janes speculates that the tanks were heading for the Pogonovo test site, where the increase in military presence in the spring prompted the West to demand withdrawal. However, in contrast to the rather open build-up of forces in the spring, the recent deployment of Russian troops is covert, often at night and carried out by elite ground forces. According to the company's representatives, these actions were aimed not so much at intimidation as at creating an active threat.

At the same time, Bloomberg emphasizes that there has been an escalation in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks.

In particular, Ukraine used a Turkish-made drone  to attack militants for the first time in response to a blow that killed one soldier on October 26 and wounded another.

As it was reported earlier, satellite photos taken by Western experts on Monday confirmed reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies, which handed them over to Politico.

Later Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, in his turn, called this information “deliberate disinformation”.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that Pentagon is monitoring Russian military activity near Ukraine.

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