Russia has moved Iskander tactical missile systems to the border with Ukraine, Interfax Ukraine reports with a reference to Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk.
“The arrival of six Iskander tactical missile units has been sighted in the border zone of the Russian Federation, opposite Ukraine’s Donetsk region,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
In addition, according to the group, in Russia’s border areas, opposite the northern districts of Luhansk region, the personnel of the FSB border troops have been placed on a higher degree of combat readiness.
“The forces and means of Russian-terrorist troops are still being moved to the area of Alchevsk, Stakhanov and Pervomaisk. Armored vehicles arrived from Russia for the Prizrak (Ghost) mechanized brigade (commander – Oleksiy Mozgovy). Conventional artillery is arriving through the settlement of Krasnodon,” he said.
He also said that Russian air defense units were being deployed in the area from Yenakiyeve to Makiyivka. In particular, the deployment of Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems has been recorded in the area of Shakhtarsk. However, the work of the systems’ radars has not been recorded.
Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has confirmed Russia’s building up military presence near the border with Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko, Spokesman for NSDC, told liga.net.
“Reinforcing troops is in progress, with the help of long-range air defense missile systems in particular,” he said. “We have more information, not only about these missile systems. Surveillance is being maintained with the help of a number of channels, the situation is being studied, and our commanders [will] react and do all that is necessary to provide an adequate response in case of violation of the state border”.