“First of all, they have increased the number of their troops in this area. For instance, they have increased the number of battalion tactical groups from 8 to 12 in the area of my competence on the basis near the Russian-Ukrainian border. They have also increased the number of planes ready to operate from the airfields on their side of the border in Donetsk region,” Nayev explained.
He noted that the Armed Forces found a special type of satellite connection, which Russian senior officers use.
He believes that the chance that Russia would attack is now higher after Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait.
The Joint Forces Commander said that he had specially trained forces, which know how to fight in city conditions, if Russia tries to deploy troops in Mariupol. Yet, the priority is to prevent Russia from doing it.