January 29, 2022

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Russia complains that tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops have gathered in Donbass

According to Russian diplomacy, there are 125,000 Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbass region of Ukraine.

Russia said on Wednesday that Ukraine has moved thousands of its soldiers to the eastern part of the country, where it is fighting pro-Russian separatists. Agence France-Presse and TASS reported this.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharov said 125,000 Ukrainian soldiers are in the Donbass region of Ukraine.

very worried

She said that the Ukrainian authorities reject a peaceful solution to the conflict in Donbass, and Russia is “extremely concerned” about Kiev’s steps aimed at destroying the Minsk agreements.

Ukraine’s western allies warned last month that Russia was regrouping its military forces around the border with Ukraine. He also warned the Allies of a possible invasion.

The Kremlin rejects the allegations and blames rising tensions in the West, which supplies Ukraine with modern weapons, conducts military exercises in the Black Sea and operates military aircraft near Russia’s borders.

Moscow maneuver

And the international community’s concerns were raised by spring exercises, during which Moscow sent thousands of soldiers to areas near the border with Ukraine in early March and April. They took part in the military exercises, the largest since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, or since it began supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

In September 2014, representatives of the Donbass Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DDR and LPR) sponsored by Russia, as well as Kiev, Moscow and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed the first agreement and in February 2015 the second Minsk agreement, which summarizes the measures to de-escalate the conflict in the Donbass.

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