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Russia prepares for military strike at Ukraine, escalation up to full-scale war is not unreal: Poroshenko

Ukrainian leader noted that the total amount of the Russian Armed Forces along the Russian-Ukrainian border is more than 87,000 military men
19:07, 20 February 2019

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko delivers speech at UNGA
Presidential Administration press office

The further escalation of the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation against Ukraine up to the level of the full-scale war is not unreal anymore due to the concentration of the forces of the Armed Forces of Russia near the Ukrainian border. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made such statement during the debates of the UN General Assembly as 112 Ukraine reported.

The president noted that the total number of the illegal armed formation in Donbas is about 35,000 militants and 2,100 military men of the Russian regular army.

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According to the Ukrainian leader, the total amount of the Russian Armed Forces along the Russian-Ukrainian border is more than 87,000 military men.

“The military experts certainly note that the armed groupings at the Russian border with Ukraine are the tactical offensive strike team. It has nothing to do with the defense. They aim for the military strike and Kremlin prepares for it. So, the further escalation up to the level of the full-scale war is not unreal prospect anymore. That is why we have to provide the comprehensive monitoring of the situation along the Russian border with Ukraine in real time,” Poroshenko noted.

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Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Ukraine summarized the events from the beginning of the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine to the fifth anniversary of the aggression. The Ministry outlined that the consequences of the criminal deeds by the Kremlin authorities are unprecedented for post-war Europe.

Besides, it was reported that Russia intends to involve all present arsenal, including the cyber means, to influence the upcoming elections in Ukraine.

 

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