‘Grad’ rocket launchers and 200 Russian tanks at Ukraine border
9:22, — Politics
Russian has deployed artillery, multiple rocket launchers ‘Grad’ and tanks at the border with Ukraine.
This comes from Ukraine’s representative at UN Security Council Yuriy Sergeyev, BBC reports. According to him, there are several groups of Russian troops at the border with Ukraine – these are the joint military exercises of the West and South military districts army groups.
“We have noticed a large accumulation of artillery, tanks and troops of the Central and North districts in the south-east direction, as well as tanks, artillery and ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launchers – a very dangerous weapon, which was used in Chechnya”, - Sergeyev said.
According to him, Russia is trying to legitimize its possible aggression like it was, for example, in Abkhazia or Crimea, where they supported a small separatist group, who seized the power and parliament.
We would remind that Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced the start of military exercises of battalion and tactical groups, which belong to Russia’s South and West military districts, in the areas next to Ukraine’s border. As the reason of the exercises he named the increased number of Ukrainian troops in the east of the country, who would allegedly use weapons against “peaceful” citizens in Donbas, implying the commandoes, armed to the teeth with the latest models of firearms and grenade launchers, financed by Russia.
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