Russia concentrated on border with Ukraine nearly 90 thousand troops, 1,100 tanks, 2500 armored fighting vehicles, 1600 artillery and missile systems, 340 combat aircraft and other weapons and equipment.
In an interview with Obozrevatel said the representative of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Vadim Skibitsky.
“In General, the grouping of the Russian Armed Forces along the state border of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and Crimea is about 87-90 thousand soldiers (in particular, 1 and 2 of the army corps more than 35 thousand military personnel). Also it is 1100 tanks, 2500 armored fighting vehicles, 1600 artillery and missile systems, 340 combat aircraft and 240 military helicopters, more than 50 ships/boats and 6 submarines,” – said Skibitsky.
He also said that these groups can be enhanced by three centers of support of the mobilization deployment (CAR) that can mobilize about 40 thousand people. In the immediate vicinity of the borders of Ukraine actually completed the creation of CAMR in the settlement of Boguchar (Belgorod oblast), Kamensk-Shakhtinsky (Rostov oblast) and Crimea (Crimea).
Answering the question of how long the build-up of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, Skibitsky said that in the Western and southern military districts it began immediately after the aggression against Ukraine.