Russian Military Base Constructed Near Ukraine Indicates Preparation for Long-Term Conflict

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Russia is building a large, heavily equipped military base near the Ukrainian border, which indicates Moscow is preparing for a long-term conflict with Kiev.

The Defense Ministry will install nine barracks that hold 3,500 soldiers and ammunition depots for rockets and artillery weapons that span 6,000 square meters, according to Reuters. The site will be used to train Russian soldiers on air and land defense, including the operation of tanks and armored personnel carriers.

The base will also include a site for the study of U.S. Army tactics. Russian government documents call the U.S. a “likely enemy” and write that the base will be equipped to simulate U.S. Army standards, “with models of personnel and military equipment.”

A man who claimed he was a representative of the Federal Agency for Special Construction would not discuss the details of the base with Reuters, stating that it was “a secret facility.”

Full article: Russian Military Base Constructed Near Ukraine Indicates Preparation for Long-Term Conflict (Washington Free Beacon)

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