Russian troops located in central and southern military districts adjacent to the territory of Ukraine are in combat readiness, said speaker of the Presidential Administration concerning the ATO Andriy Lysenko during the briefing.
The Russian Armed Forces Joint Staff Head arrived to Crimea. Also there are a lot of Russian military and technology involved.
“Russian troops included a division of airborne troops and transport aircraft, located in central and southern military districts of Russia, in the areas adjacent to Ukraine are in full combat readiness. Under the guise of military exercises in the south of Russia and in the territory of the Crimean peninsula are involved 8.5 thousand of people, 900 military vehicle units, 200 planes and helicopters and 50 ships. Also the Russian Armed Forces Joint Staff Head General Gerasimov came to Crimea” - said Lysenko.
Earlier Ukraine welcomed European Parliament resolution on Crimea which stated illegal annexation of Crimea.
Russian "Grad" systems are deployed based on KAMAZ vehicles near Ukrainian border.
“Under the operative information, in the morning near the controlled Ukrainian territory invaders launched battle formations of reactive systems of volley fire “Grad” and also self-propelled artillery. In order to cover this group the Russians put up a smokescreen. Such actions indicate unfriendly Russian intentions against our country, so the military command of Ukraine is taking adequate measures ", - said the press secretary of the Presidential Administration.