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  30 Nov 2021, 10:24

Pentagon claims Russia continues boosting troops near border with Ukraine

  WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2021 (BSS/TASS) - 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.

  Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has slammed those announcements as attempts
to whip up tension and paint Russia as some country that is jeopardizing the
settlement process.

  He did not rule out that this crusade was just a disguise to cover up the
aggressive aims that Ukraine may be nurturing either.

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