Russia near the border with Ukraine creates 150 motorized rifle division, which has more than 10,000 troops. That the Russian Federation had violated the provisions of the Vienna document 2011. These are the results of the inspection of the Rostov region of the Russian Federation, which was conducted by a multinational inspection team, the press service of the General staff APU.

“The Russian Federation has violated the provisions of the Vienna document 2011 (VD 2011) on confidence-building measures and security”, – stated in the message.

A multinational inspection team confirmed the failure by Russia of the provisions of the VD-2011 on the provision of information on military forces of all participating States of the OSCE.

“Near the border with Ukraine formed 150 motorized rifle division, which has more than 10,000 troops. This information provided the inspection team with representatives of the Ministry of defense of Russia. Published start date of the formation of the division on 10 January 2017”, – stated in the message.

The General staff indicate that it is contrary to the information that Russia provided to the States parties of the OSCE in November 2016.

Then Russia announced that it plans to 2017, the increase in the number of personnel in the regular forces and military units in accordance with paragraph 10.3 VD-2011.

In addition, according to the report of the General staff, violated paragraph 10.3.3 VD-2011, which States that if the information cannot be provided in the annual exchange of military information, this information should be available on the official network of the OSCE for 42 days before this increase in the number of personnel or the beginning of the increase.

The General staff said that the inspection of the Rostov region was held from 16 to 19 January by Ukraine jointly with Canada and Kingdom of Denmark.

The inspection results will be communicated to the States parties of the OSCE within the time specified VD-2011, i.e. within 14 days after completion of the test.

In the next few days will be a briefing of the head of Department verification of the General staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine concerning inspection activities of Ukraine in the OSCE and in the context of Russian aggression during which inspections will be informed by the public.

14 Jan 2017 in the Directorate of intelligence of the Ministry of defense reported that from Russia to Donbass there arrived to replenish the ranks of fighters 32 people, but only four were fit for service.




General staff: the RF hide from the OSCE to increase the number of troops in Rostov 20.01.2017

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