The Kremlin on all fronts reinforces troops near Ukraine – heavy equipment was sent to the peninsula
Russian tanks are heading for the Ukrainian peninsula. Collage “Today”
Russia is strengthening its military grouping in the occupied Crimea with new troops, which it began to transfer there from November 15. This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to American intelligence.
It is noted that this is happening against the backdrop of a large-scale build-up of troops along the borders of Ukraine. American journalists write that the transfer of soldiers and equipment to the peninsula has been in full swing for several days already.
The movement of troops to Crimea came after Moscow sent tank divisions and other weapons to Russia’s Voronezh region.
A source in American intelligence noted that, among other things, the 34th motorized rifle brigade and the 42nd guards motorized rifle division were transferred to Crimea – their T-72B3 tanks were spotted on a train bound for Crimea.
Russian troops near Ukraine
- Back in March of this year, at that time, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said that since 2014, during the occupation of Crimea by Russia, an increase in the inter-service association of Russian troops has been carried out and today there are about 32,700 servicemen on the peninsula.
- And the head of the Main Directorate of International Cooperation and Verification of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Leonid Golopatyuk, spoke about the huge army of the Russian Federation on the borders with Ukraine as of July 2020. According to him, 28 battalion-tactical groups were deployed, three new formations were being formed – two armies and an army corps, which were to reach full operational readiness during 2020-2021.
- Meanwhile, the international group of journalists Conflict Intelligence Team noticed new tank divisions of the Russian Federation on the border with Ukraine. At the same time, they note that the pace of the transfer of troops is slower than in April this year.
Source From: Segodnya