“The concentration of Russian troops around the Ukrainian borders … unfortunately, has not diminished. We do not see any actions to withdraw the troops and return them to their places of permanent deployment, ”Zhovkva noted. He added that Kiev has information about the beginning of the next exercises at the borders of Ukraine, and expressed hope for a diplomatic solution to the situation in the event of its aggravation.
Formerly State Department spokesman Ned Price stated, what US administration is awaiting clarification from Russia about military exercises in the west of the country. He noted that as part of the de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine, Russia should explain the exercises or stop them altogether.