Defense Minister Sergei Choïgou mentioned a surprise inspection in Crimea this Thursday to check the readiness of the Russian army.
Tensions are surrounding Ukraine’s annexation of Crimea: After the announcement on Thursday night, Russian troops announced their withdrawal from the Ukrainian border area on Friday, April 23, where troops have been assembled for several weeks.
“Currently, our military units and groups are marching towards railway loading and unloading stations and airports to load and unload cargo for landing ships, railway platforms and military cargo aircraft.”, Citing the ministry’s report by RIA Novosti.
According to the source quoted by Interfax, the evacuation began in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, the day after the exercise gathered about 10,000 soldiers in the area. “On April 23, the Southern Military Region troops and airborne troops participating in the assault verification exercise began to return to their permanent deployment locations.”According to the ministry.
Defense Minister Sergei Choïgou attended the meeting in Crimea on Thursday and talked about the assault exercise to check the readiness of the Russian army and announced that the withdrawal of troops deployed in Crimea and western Russia will last until 1 month.Yes may.
Since 2014, the presence of a large number of soldiers near Ukraine who have been fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country has increased tensions between Moscow, Kiev and the West in recent weeks.