The United States has demanded that Russia monitor the movement of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border since last Wednesday. They believe that 40-50 percent of the Russian troops stationed on the border are now in a position to attack. The news agency AFP quoted a US defense official as saying.
A U.S. defense official told reporters on Friday that “40 to 50 percent of the Russian military is in a position to attack. In the last 48 hours, they have been concentrating on assembling the strategic units.
The official added that there are 125 Russian military units stationed near the Ukrainian border. But 60 units are deployed in normal time. It was raised to 60 in early February.
Clashes between pro-Russian separatists and government forces have escalated in Ukraine’s southeastern Donbass region. The U.S. official said that the demands made by the Russian and Danish officials indicate that the process of destabilizing the situation has begun.
Washington has been warning for weeks that Washington could create the conditions for an attack on Ukraine by inciting various unforeseen events.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told ABC News this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin had several options. He is ready to attack in a short time.
Asked about the deployment of Russian troops, Austin said: “I do not think it is a show of strength. In my opinion, he (Putin) has all the things that need to be ensured for a successful military operation. “