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13:48 20 Apr 2021

The EU: Russia has concentrated more than 100,000 troops on border with Ukraine

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Borrell's office published a transcript of the diplomat's statement at a press conference where he corrected "more than 150,000" to "more than 100,000" Russian servicemen.

The Evropeiska Pravda reports.

The reason for the changes wasn't specified.

As reported by Rubryka, on Monday following a video conference of EU foreign ministers, where the Ukrainian Foreign Minister informed his EU counterparts about the build-up of Russian troops, EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said that more than 150,000 Russian troops were on Ukraine's border and in Crimea.

At the press conference, Borrel said he couldn't provide the source of the data, but stressed that "it's the largest military deployment of the Russian army on the border with Ukraine."

As reported earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba suggested at an online meeting with EU foreign ministers that the European Union prepare new sectoral sanctions against Russia amid the withdrawal of Russian troops to the Ukrainian border.

To recap, a group of the European People's Party (EPP) demands a debate in the European Parliament at next week's plenary session because of the current increase in Russian military power on the border with Ukraine.

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