Russia in the framework of the exercise pulled to the Ukrainian border, about 41.6 thousand. military – intelligence

Россия в рамках учений подтянула к украинской границе около 41,6 тыс. военных, – разведка

Russian Federation in the framework of the exercise “Kavkaz-2016” pulled to the Ukrainian border about 41,6 thousand. About it reported in a press-service of the Gur of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine in Facebook.

“Troops of the southern military district (Rostov-on-don), individual connections and part of the Western and Central military districts, the Northern fleet, the aerospace defence forces and airborne forces involved in a sudden check of combat and mobilization readiness of the armed forces are in high combat readiness. Along the state border of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and in Crimea expanded the group of the armed forces, which includes 14 battalion tactical groups, 8 company tactical groups and two infantry brigades, a total number (taking into account the Crimean interspecific unification of forces of the armed forces), about 41.6 per thousand servicemen,” said the intelligence.

According to Gur, the arms charged: tactical missile complexes “Point-U – 4; tanks – 298; armored combat vehicles – 1566; artillery systems – 363; reactive systems of volley fire – 169.

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In addition, in preparation for the strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2016” to support the ground of Russian troops on the borders with Ukraine, in readiness for combat use is concentrated 468 303 aircraft and helicopters of army aviation of the armed forces.

We will remind, in August the Ukrainian border guards recorded the highest activity of the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the administrative border with the Crimea. It was noted that the activity of Russian troops near the administrative border of the occupied Crimea and Kherson region can be associated with the preparation of any provocation.

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