Ukraine Defense Minister: Russia beefing up its military groups at Ukraine border

12:00, 21 May 2016
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The Russian Federation has been strengthening its military groups at the Russian-Ukrainian border, and does not abandon plans to seize Ukraine, according to the Defense Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, who spoke at the Ukrainian Defense University today, May 21, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Poltorak: Russia has not abandoned plans to seize Ukraine / Photo from UNIAN

"We have a clear track of Russia’s efforts to strengthen its military groups on the border with Ukraine. They plan to further expand some of the military units at the Ukrainian border," the minister told reporters after the presentation of a new acting head of the National Defense University, Major General Hennadiy Vorobyev.

Read alsoNSDC approves Strategic Defense Bulletin"It shows, first of all, that the Russian Federation does not abandon its aggressive policy against Ukraine. This indicates that Russia has not given up on its desire to seize Ukraine. This is evidence of the fact that each of us, everyone who lives in Ukraine, should not forget about it. We should not forget about the threat that has not gone anywhere. This threat remains, and I think it will persist," said Poltorak.

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