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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the Russian Federation has been deploying attack missile units with Iskander tactical missile systems near the border with Ukraine.

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"Missile units equipped with Iskander systems are being formed and deployed near our borders," he said at a meeting with senior officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kyiv, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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According to the president, the creation of attack forces in the western and south-western strategic directions has absolutely nothing to do with defense for the Russian Federation.

"We are aware that those forces are intended for a military strike, and this is exactly what the Kremlin is preparing for," Poroshenko said.