Kremlin believes that the relocation of the Russian troops near the border with Ukraine should not disturb other countries as they move only in the territory of Russia to protect its borders as TASS reported citing Spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitriy Peskov.
“The Russian Federation relocates the armed forces within its territory at own leisure. It should not bother anyone; it poses threat to no one,” Peskov said and added that Russia assumes ‘necessary measures to provide the security of its borders’.
Moreover, Peskov stated that the Russian troops have never participated in the conflict in the territory of Ukraine because it is the inner conflict of the country. In its turn, Moscow does not want the renewal of the ‘civilian war’ in Ukraine.
“Concerning the participation of the Russian troops in the armed conflict in the territory of Ukraine, the Russian forces have never participated in it. And they do not participate in it. It is exclusively an inner-Ukrainian conflict. We and European countries, and all world countries would not like another start of the civilian war in Ukraine as a result of the provocations and provocative actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Peskov said.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak stated that Russia gathers tactical forces from its western and southern regions and brings them close to the Ukrainian border.
On March 26, four servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died as a result of shelling by illegal armed groups in the Donetsk region. Two others were injured.
On March 31, the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group took place and the escalation in Donbas was discussed. The Ukrainian side offered to provide the observation of a comprehensive and full ceasefire regime in Donbas from April 1; however, Russia refused to support it.