Kremlin responds to claims Russian troops are ‘massing’ on border with Ukraine

Reports of a marked improve in Russian army exercise near Ukraine are completely unfounded, the Kremlin has mentioned, after US information website POLITICO revealed the sensational claims.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned purported revelations that Moscow is “massing troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine” did not even benefit a response. Satellite imagery accompanying the bombshell report claimed to indicate Russian {hardware} near town of Yelnya, which is round 250 kilometers from the frontier with Ukraine, and nearer to neighboring Belarus.

“The quality of these publications is not even worth commenting on and, in general, you should not pay any attention to them, because you yourself saw that the article is about the border with Ukraine,” he mentioned, insisting that the pictures “show the border with Belarus… There is no need to waste time getting acquainted with such low-quality rubbish,” he added.

“The movement of some of our military equipment or army units across the territory of the Russian Federation is exclusively our business,” the Kremlin official went on. “Russia has never threatened anyone, does not threaten and does not pose a danger to anyone.”

POLITICO’s article, revealed on Monday, cites influential protection evaluation Jane’s as saying that the deployment “marks a clear deviation from the 1st Guards Tank Army’s standard training pattern.” According to the piece, this comes as “tension rises between Moscow and the West.”

In a unprecedented flip of occasions, Ukraine has additionally denied the studies, saying that “no additional deployment” of the Russian army had been recognized within the area.

Earlier this 12 months, claims that Russia was stepping up its presence within the area had been claimed by politicians in Kiev to be a precursor to a Moscow-ordered invasion. However, the Kremlin strongly denied that it had any plans for army battle with Ukraine, and the troops had been despatched again to their home bases days later after a sequence of workout routines had been performed.

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