The US State Department asked Russia to explain the “provocations” on the border with Ukraine
The United States asked Russia to explain the strengthening of the grouping of troops on the border with Ukraine. State Department spokesman Ned Price said this, Reuters reports.
We asked Russia to provide explanations in connection with these provocations. We also made it clear <…> that we support Ukraine in the face of this intimidation and aggression.
The official later stressed that Washington is “open to interaction with Moscow” in connection with the situation.
At the end of March, The New York Times reported that after the end of the planned exercises of the Ministry of Defense, held in the middle of the month, about 4,000 servicemen remained at the borders of Ukraine. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the movement of troops inside Russia should not bother other states and “does not pose a threat to anyone.”