Pentagon claims Russia continues boosting troops near border with Ukraine

Published : 30 Nov 2021 10:14 PM

The United States continues to see additions to the Russian forces near the Russian-Ukrainian border, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs John Kirby told a briefing on Monday.

 Asked to comment on reports saying that Russian troops are allegedly staying near the Russian-Ukrainian border, he said: “We’re watching this closely. And as for numbers, I wouldn’t get into an assessment here in terms of what we’re seeing exactly [on the border]. But I can tell you that we continue to see movement, we continue to see additions to their forces.”

“These are units of a combined nature. I mean, it’s different types of units that continue to collect on or not on, but near the Ukrainian border,” Kirby added.

 “We’ve been watching with great concern these movements for a while now,” he noted.

Concerns over Moscow’s alleged preparations for an invasion into Ukraine have been increasingly announced in the west and in Kiev recently.