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John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said Russia has not, as has traditionally been the case, announced the holding of exercises, leaving its intentions in the fog and increasing tensions in the region.
“We call on Russia to make clearer its intentions regarding what they will do with such massive forces at the border,” Kirby told a news conference.
He added that it was important to reduce tensions at the Ukrainian border.
Kirby did not provide details of what is known in the United States about the concentration of Russian troops.
Meanwhile, unapproved videos that have appeared on social media show a significant amount of Russian army vehicles and armor moving around the Ukrainian border.
Kirby acknowledged that the increased concern of Russia at the south-eastern border of Ukraine and the occupied territory in 2014 was of the greatest concern to the United States. Crimea peninsula.
“We continue to observe the deployment of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border in Crimea (..), and we are watching this very, very carefully,” a Pentagon spokesman said.
On Monday, a spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Prais, said Washington was still concerned about “Russia’s growing aggression in eastern Ukraine”.
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