Russia surrounded Ukraine from three sides. The border has 100 thousand military and more than 500 tanks. MAP + PHOTOS
Map of deployment of Russian military near the Ukrainian border
To the border with Ukraine, as well as to the Crimea, Russia stripped up to 100,000 troops, about 550 tanks, two hundred planes, 140 combat helicopters, more than 40 ships and boats, more than two thousand armored combat vehicles and many more military equipment.
Such calculations as of 5 am on March 13 were made by the group "Information Resistance", which deals with coverage of events in the Crimea.
About this on his page in Facebook wrote the head of the Center for Military and Political Studies Dmitry Timchuk.
According to the information, Russian troops have already surrounded Ukraine's borders on three sides.
In the Belarus-friendly Belarus, the activists of the "Information Resistance" counted 48,000 Belarusian servicemen, 1,500 tanks, up to 2,200 armored combat vehicles, about 1,300 artillery systems, 125 combat aircraft and two dozens of attack helicopters.
"But the use of the Armed Forces of Belarus against Ukraine is unlikely," Timchuk notes.
Up to the northern border (Polesie), the Russians in Belarus were pulled by two groups of fighters with a total of up to eight thousand men.
170 tanks, 520 armored combat vehicles, 120 artillery systems, 40 combat aircraft, 20 attack helicopters are also concentrated there.
In general, the armed forces of the Russian Federation along the Russian-Ukrainian border, including reserves, comprise: - about 80,000 personnel (in addition, up to two thousand Cossacks may be involved); - tanks - up to 270; - armored combat vehicles - until 1980; - artillery systems - up to 380; - rocket launcher systems - up to 18; - combat aircraft - up to 140; - attack helicopters - up to 90; - combat ships and boats - up to 25. Most of all equipment and military in Russia is currently concentrated on the southern and south-eastern borders with Ukraine - in the Rostov region and the Krasnodar Territory.)
The balance of forces of the Russian military on the territory of Transnistria: About 1,500 servicemen of the Russian Federation have been transferred to the territory of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika. The alignment of Russian military forces on the territory of Crimea in Ukraine: - personnel - about 19 thousand; - Armored combat vehicles - up to 300; - artillery systems - up to 40; - combat aircraft - up to 20; - attack helicopters - up to 30; - ships - up to 19.
"Russia today began the" second stage of exercises "of its troops, including near the borders with Ukraine, which will last until the end of March, according to the Russian Defense Ministry." It was clear to everyone that the Russians lied about the end of their "exercises" on March 7. Yesterday, personally, I did not understand how they would explain the fact that the regions of Russia bordering with Ukraine continue to be clogged by troops. "It turned out that the Kremlin can easily and easily lie: it simply declared" continuing the exercises. " In the fact that this is preparation for the invasion, there is no doubt. The only question is whether the troops will ultimately be ordered to cross the border, "writes Dmitry Timchuk.
The English version of the map of Russian military deployment near the Ukrainian border
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, as of March 10, there were 18,780 Russian servicemen in the Crimea. Russian servicemen blocked and disabled 40 out of 56 facilities of the State Border Service, seized 20 facilities and blocked 46 objects of state infrastructure. In particular, they seized four military units and blocked another 37, reports Interfax-Ukraine.