US warns Russia of possible consequences due to concentration of its troops on the border with Ukraine – Department of State

She did not elaborate on the specific implications for Russia, but officials from the US administration previously said that one of the options is to increase military support for Ukraine, AP recalled.

Donfried also said Washington will continue to warn Moscow against using energy exports as a political weapon against Ukraine and Europe as a whole.

Last week, Donfried, as part of an American delegation led by the head of the US Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, visited Moscow.

According to Donfried, the CIA director “successfully conveyed the message that he considered necessary before them [властей РФ] to bring “.

The assistant secretary of state stressed that the United States will continue to “monitor very closely what the Russians are doing on the border with Ukraine.”

Context:

RF since the end of March built up troops near the border with Ukraine and in the occupied Crimea. Ukrainian intelligence said that Russia wanted to expand the military presence on the territory controlled by the “DPR” and “LPR” militants through the introduction of regular units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, and did not rule out an attempt to move Russian troops deep into the territory of Ukraine.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on April 13 that Russia had deployed two armies and three airborne troops to the “western borders” in three weeks, all of which were allegedly involved in exercises. On April 22, he announced that the set goals had been achieved and that from April 23 troops begin to return to their permanent deployment points… At the same time, he said that the equipment and weapons of the 41st Combined Arms Army, which will be involved in the exercises in September, will remain at the Pogonovo training ground in the Voronezh region.

Russia partially withdrawn the military from the occupied Crimea, but on the eastern border of Ukraine, in the Voronezh region, they remained, said the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Serhiy Deyneko on April 28.

On May 5, The New York Times, citing senior officials in the US Presidential Administration Joe Biden, reported that Russia has withdrawn several thousand servicemenbut some 80,000 troops remain along the border with Ukraine, which is still the largest amount of forces that Russia has accumulated there since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

On October 30, the American newspaper The Washington Post wrote that Russia resumed building up their troops near the border with Ukraine, and this causes concern among high-ranking officials in the United States and the European Union.

On November 1, Politico published satellite photos, noting that they show military equipment, which the Russian Federation allegedly pulled to the borders of Ukraine… The GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported on November 2 that any changes on the border with the Russian Federation Did not happen… In the Kremlin did not comment publication Politico.

On November 5, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Shaptala said that Ukrainian intelligence did not record a buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. According to him, Russian troops return to the points of permanent deployment.

On November 6, CNN reported, citing sources that Burns came to Moscow because of the buildup of Russian troops at the border of Ukraine.

8 november Bloomberg citing data from the military intelligence company Janes wrote that Russia is transferring tanks to the Ukrainian border.

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