In the United States does not consider it necessary to worry because of the concentration of Russia’s troops on the border with Ukraine and are confident that this is only with regular annual Russian military exercises. This was stated in Washington the representative of the Ministry of defense captain Jeff Davis, Radio Liberty reports.
“We don’t see the “unicorn”, which keep track of many of the ideas that should happen some kind of massive short-term build-up of forces or movement of troops. I think that the movement that we have seen, is associated with future exercises, and we do not see such a massive increase in strength, which hinted,” said Davis.
He added that Washington is concerned about the increasingly sharp rhetoric from both Russia and Ukraine, and continue to monitor the situation in the region.
On 17 August, the situation in the ATO zone deteriorated sharply, the Russian occupation troops 96 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces, including heavy artillery. In addition, in the occupied Crimea and on the Eastern border of Ukraine recorded the movement of military equipment of the Russian army.
On August 18, President Petro Poroshenko has declared that does not exclude the announcement of the mobilization and introduction of martial law in case of aggravation of the situation in the ATO zone and Crimea.