Russia surrounded Ukraine on three sides. At the border of 100 thousand military and more than 500 tanks. MAP + PHOTO
Map of Russian military deployment near the Ukrainian border
Russia pulled up to 100 thousand military personnel, about 550 tanks, two hundred planes, 140 combat helicopters, over 40 ships and boats, more than two thousand armored combat vehicles and a lot of military equipment to the border with Ukraine, as well as to Crimea.
Such calculations as of five o’clock in the morning on March 13 were made by the Information Resistance group, which covers the events in the Crimea.
About this on his Facebook page wrote the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Timchuk.
According to information, Russian troops have already surrounded the borders of Ukraine on three sides.
In Russia-friendly Belarus, activists of the Information Resistance counted 48,000 Belarusian troops, 1,500 tanks, up to 2,200 armored combat vehicles, about 1,300 artillery systems, up to 125 combat aircraft and two dozen attack helicopters.
“But the use of the Armed Forces of Belarus against Ukraine is unlikely,” said Timchuk.
To the northern border (Polesie), Russians in Belarus pulled together two groups of soldiers with a total of up to eight thousand people.
170 tanks, 520 armored combat vehicles, 120 artillery systems, 40 combat aircraft, 20 attack helicopters are concentrated there.
In general, groups of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation along the Russian-Ukrainian border, including reserves, comprise: - personnel - about 80 thousand (in addition, up to two thousand Cossacks may be involved); - tanks - up to 270; - armored combat vehicles - until 1980; - artillery systems - up to 380; - multiple launch rocket systems - up to 18; - combat aircraft - up to 140; - attack helicopters - up to 90; - warships and boats - up to 25. Most of the equipment and military in Russia are currently concentrated on the southern and southeastern borders with Ukraine - in the Rostov Region and Krasnodar Territory.)
The alignment of forces of the Russian military in the territory of Transnistria: About one and a half thousand military personnel of the Russian Federation were transferred to the territory of the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic. The alignment of forces of the Russian military 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 - until 19.
“Russia today began the“ second stage of exercises ”of its troops, including near the borders with Ukraine. Which, according to the RF Ministry of Defense, will last until the end of March. The fact that the Russians lied about the end of their“ exercises ”on March 7 was clear to everyone. Just yesterday, I personally did not understand how they would explain the fact that the regions of Russia bordering Ukraine continued to be clogged with troops. It turned out that the Kremlin knew how to lie easily and naturally: it simply stated that "the exercises were continuing." There is no doubt that this is a preparation for the invasion. The only question is whether the troops will finally be ordered to cross the border, "writes Dmitry Timchuk.
English version of the map of the deployment of Russian military near the border of Ukraine
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, as of March 10, there were 18,780 Russian troops in the Crimea. Russian servicemen blocked and disabled 40 of the 56 objects of the State Border Service, seized 20 objects and blocked 46 objects of state infrastructure. In particular, they captured four military units and blocked another 37, according to Interfax-Ukraine.