Russia sharply increases number of troops along Ukraine border

Ukraine is taking measures to address the threat of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Russia has sharply increased the number of its troops along the border with Ukraine and in Russian-occupied Crimea.

“We have complete information about the sharp increase in Russian troops along our border and in occupied Crimea. And all the opportunities the authorities have due to [recently imposed] martial law will be used to enhance the defense of the state border with the Russian Federation and the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” Poroshenko said at the forum “70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: an Agenda for Ukraine,” an UNIAN correspondent reported. Read also Poroshenko: Putin threatens NATO’s eastern borders.

The president said martial law had been imposed in 10 border regions to protect the territorial integrity and independence of the state. He stressed that was a preventive step, which in no way aims at curtailing the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens.

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