Movement of troops to the Ukrainian border

Royal Navy warships will set sail for the Black Sea next month.

Britain will send warships to the Black Sea / photo royalnavy.mod.uk

British warships will head for the Black Sea, due to the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.

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This is reported by the edition The Sunday Times.

Royal Navy warships will reportedly set sail for the Black Sea next month as tensions between Ukrainian and Russian forces continue to escalate.

“The withdrawal of ships to the shores of Ukraine is intended to demonstrate solidarity with Kiev and NATO allies in the region after President Biden last week decided to cancel the deployment of two US warships in the Black Sea due to fears of an escalation of the crisis,” the statement said.

Reportedly, the Type 45 destroyer, armed with anti-aircraft missiles, and the Type 23 anti-submarine frigate will separate from the British Navy carrier group in the Mediterranean Sea and head through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea.

Pulling Russian troops to the borders with Ukraine

  • At the beginning of March, Russia concentrated 28 battalion tactical groups along the state border of Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied territories and, under the guise of preparing for exercises, plans to pull up to 25 battalion tactical groups, which poses a threat to the military security of our state.
  • According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the invaders are reinforcing advanced units with reconnaissance groups and sniper pairs, and are training personnel with the involvement of instructors from the Russian Armed Forces. Also, the Russian occupation forces are keeping alert artillery units ready for use in certain areas, in particular in settlements in the occupied territory of Ukraine.
  • On March 31, The New York Times wrote that Russia is pulling 4,000 troops to the border with Ukraine.
  • US Command Europe has increased its alert status to the highest level. The Pentagon said it was concerned about the escalation of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.
  • On April 8, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said that the situation is under control, and the Ukrainian military is ready to respond both to the aggravation of the situation in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and along the entire Ukrainian-Russian border.
  • On April 14, Defense Minister Andrei Taran said that the number of Russian troops near the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine could grow to 110,000 personnel.

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Author:

Ekaterina Limanskaya

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