Since March, on social media According to reports, Russia is deploying a large number of troops and tanks to the Dombás area, which borders Ukraine., The place where the conflict has occurred since 2014 has not yet ended.
What happened on the border between Russia and Ukraine?
According to the information British Broadcasting Corporation, Conflict Intelligence Team Research Group, The Russian government not only deployed military personnel in the area bordering Ukraine, but also sent a number of camps to the area.. In this regard, Mundo AndersÅslund, a researcher at the Atlantic Council, pointed out the following points to the English media: “This may be Ukraine’s largest military mobilization since 2015”.
Faced with this, the Ukrainian army, like the US European Command, is on high alert for fear of a new conflict. In fact, recently, U.S. President Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky. At the same time, the State Department also criticized the deployment of Russian troops..
In addition, the President of Ukraine spoke with the leaders of the United Kingdom and Canada, while France and Germany also spoke with Vladimir Putin.. Similarly, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg announced that he is concerned about Zalensky’s military activities in Ukraine.
Why are there tensions between Russia and Ukraine?
About seven years ago, in 2014, there was a strong conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which later led to the Crimean Union of Russia. Yes, according to official data, this war has so far killed 14,000 people. Although the two sides signed an armistice agreement eight months ago, the Russian government conducted military exercises in Crimea last month and there were reports of military deployments to the Donbass region..
Also recently, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) recorded hundreds of ceasefire violations, with 493 on March 26 alone. “From various sources, we know that there are at least four thousand Russian soldiers in the three border areas with Ukraine.”,Correct British Broadcasting Corporation World Zhanna Bezpiatchuk, journalist based in Kiev.
Even a few days ago, four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a battle with the Russian military, Without considering the other two people who lost their lives in early April.
What do Russia and the United States say about all this?
Currently, Russian government spokesman Dmitri Peskov (Dmitri Peskov) said at a press conference that they have the right to move armed forces on their territory. “It’s up to you to decide”. He also pointed out that this should not cause anyone to worry, nor should it pose a threat.However, he pointed out “Border provocation” Ukraine and criticized the country’s desire to join NATO.
Although Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 13 “Reduce tension” With UkraineOn the phone, he expressed his concern about Russia’s military mobilization of the country’s borders.He also proposed to hold a summit in a third country in the next few months with a view to “Talk about all the problems facing the U.S. and Russia”The White House reported in a statement.