After days of speculation that Russia is sending troops close to the Ukrainian Border, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that Russia systemically complicates the security situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and in Crimea while refusing to reaffirm its dedication to the ceasefire.
“Russia’s current escalation is systemic, largest in recent years”
Minister further stated that Russia must cease escalating military tensions, immediately and unconditionally reaffirm its commitment to political-diplomatic means of resolving the conflict and recommit to the ceasefire.
Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief said on Tuesday that Russia is building up armed forces near Ukraine’s borders in a threat to the country’s security, accusing Russia of pursuing an “aggressive policy” towards Ukraine.
On top of that, the U.S. military’s European Command raised its watch level from a possible crisis to a potential imminent crisis the highest level in response to the deployment of the additional Russian army reinforcements.