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10:22 09 Apr 2021

Armed Forces are ready for quick reaction along Ukrainian-Russian border - Khomchak

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to respond quickly to the escalation of the military situation in eastern Ukraine and along the entire Ukrainian-Russian border.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak stated this live on the air of the "Right to Power" program, Ukrinform reports.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to respond to the escalation of the situation in the temporarily occupied territories, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and along the entire Ukrainian-Russian border. We have planned all appropriate measures to respond quickly to provocations," Khomchak said.

He also stressed that the situation was under control, despite the recent increase in the provocation.

"Since the new year (2021 – ed.) there have been periods of escalation at the front in eastern Ukraine, characterized by an increase in sniper attacks by the Russian Federation, provocations, and, unfortunately, losses among the Ukrainian military. Besides, we see an increase in Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. However, it doesn't mean that the circle closes around our country. The situation is under control. We should not consider it hopeless," Khomchak stressed.

As reported by Rubryka, on April 1, it became known that the European Command of the United States Armed Forces brought troops to the highest level after the occupants in Donbas violated the ceasefire and killed four Ukrainian servicemen, and Russia began to withdraw troops to the border with Ukraine.

According to intelligence, the Russian party has withdrawn 28 battalion task force groups to the state border of Ukraine.

On April 7, it became known that Lithuania would invite NATO allies to provide Ukraine with a membership action plan (MAP) that would allow the country to become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance.

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