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NSDC: The Russian side continues to increase its military presence near the Ukrainian-Russian border

August 4, 2014

Andriy Lysenko: Terrorists regularly fire upon the territory of the RF provoking return fire upon the positions of ATO forces.

NSDC: The Russian side continues to increase its military presence near the Ukrainian-Russian border

This was reported yesterday by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko during a press briefing in Kyiv

Andriy Lysenko commented that the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border remains tense. Terrorists regularly fire upon the territory of the Russian Federation provoking return fire upon the positions of ATO forces.

Ukrainian airspace is being constantly violated by an ongoing aerial reconnaissance. Thus, there is the record of the drone which at 16:25 on August 2, flew from the direction of Voloshyno (Russia) across the border and 300 meters into the territory of Ukraine toward Blahovishchenka (Luhansk oblast of Ukraine) performing reconnaissance at an altitude of 1000 meters.

A spokesman for the National Security Council said that the Russian side continues to increase its military presence near the Ukrainian-Russian border. Thus, the Russian helicopter brigade was transferred to Bielovsky and Sydzhansky districts of Kursk region. Another 34 Russian armoured vehicles carrying peacekeeping logos have been spotted near the village of Bila Berizka in Briansk region. In addition, the Russian military echelon consisting of 65 platforms with self-propelled mortar launchers arrived to Gomel (Belarus) yesterday.

Andriy Lysenko also reported on the ongoing measures aimed at identifying and arresting the terrorists. ‘A citizen of Ukraine – an active member of the so-called “Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Armiya” [“Russian Orthodox Army”] was detained on Saturday for creating pro-Russian propaganda that contained the elements of infringement of the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine’, – informed Colonel Lysenko.

It should be noted that during the press briefing Colonel Lysenko congratulated Ukrainian pilots with their professional holiday – Day of the Air Force of Ukraine.

‘More than 100 military personnel of Ukrainian Air Force received state and departmental awards’, – he noted. The “Blue path” Transport Squadron commander of the Transport Air Brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine Kostiantyn Mohylko was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.

Source: NSDC. uacrisis.org


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