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Significant Russian forces remain near border with Ukraine, United States monitor situation, - Blinken

Source : 112 Ukraine

President Zelensky noted an extremely slow decrease of the Russian military contingent along borders with Ukraine and in the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas
13:45, 6 May 2021

US Secretary of State Blinken in Kyiv during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba, May 6, 2021
Reuters

Significant Russian forces remain near the border with Ukraine, so the United States continues to monitor the situation. The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said during a press conference.

"Russia has withdrawn some troops, but significant forces remain on the border with Ukraine. Russia has withdrawn some equipment, but a significant amount of equipment remains on the border with Ukraine. So, Russia has the opportunity to act aggressively in a short time if it decides to do so." Blinken said.

In addition, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky noted the extremely slow reduction of the Russian military contingent along the borders with Ukraine and in the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, and in this regard the threat of military escalation by Russia remains.

According to him, in the temporarily occupied Crimea and in the temporarily occupied parts of Donbas, as well as along the borderline between Russia and Ukraine, there are 75,000 people and equipment of the Russian Federation.

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