A RECORD number of Russian troops are stationed on the borders of Ukraine, the under-siege country’s has warned amid claims of intensifying attacks by pro-Russian rebels.
President Petro Poroshenko claimed NATO, EU and even US sources had warned of large numbers of Russian Federation armed forces being manned along the war-stricken borders.
His caution came as defence forces in Ukraine complained of more frequent and dangerous attacks in eastern regions of the torn country.
He said: “We have information that there is a record number of the Russian Federation’s armed forces along with the borders of Ukraine.
“This information is not only from our own intelligence sources. We have confirmation from NATO, the United States and EU countries.
“We have obtained information about possible major directions of attacks.”
Ukraine defence forces reported as many as 540 violations of the ceasefire imposed in regions of Donetsk and Lugansk for one week of June 2015 alone.
Last month it was also claimed that 40,000 Russian troops were close to Ukraine, while Kiev reported that around 8,000 still remain in Donetsk and Lugansk.
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