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Politics 2017-05-19T04:18:13+03:00
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Turchynov: Russia Continues Preparations For Total War Against Ukraine

Turchynov: Russia Continues Preparations For Total War Against Ukraine

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov says the Russian Federation continues its preparations for a total war against Ukraine.

He announced this at a press conference, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"The Kremlin continues its preparations for a total war," he said.

He says a Russian task force of 50,000 men is deployed along the Russian border with Ukraine, two army corps of 30,000 militants are on the occupied territories of Donbas.

He says Russia has bought 30,000 universal flat wagons for transporting troops and weapons.

The NSDC Secretary says Russian military exercises in Belarus and Kaliningrad oblast of Russia are particularly dangerous. The exercises are scheduled for September and close to 100,000 men will take in the exercises, according to him.

He says the Russian troops are scheduled to remain on the territory of Belarus after the exercises.

The NSDC Secretary says only military force of Ukraine and assistance from international partners will help Ukraine stop Russia.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, during his visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed with UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mike Penning questions of consolidation of military cooperation for resisting the Russian aggression.

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