The Russian defense Ministry denied reports of the Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg about the fact That the Russian Federation, As if it uses doctrine to hide the movement of troops to Ukraine, said the head of the press service and information of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov.
"must once again explain our Washington and Brussels partners That range" Ashuluk and Kapustin Yar, where the doctrine is almost 800 kilometers from the South-East of Ukraine. And polygon "Pemba" - generally in the Northern part of Russia, almost 3 thousand Kilometers from Donetsk, "- said Konashenkov, reports RIA " Novosti ".
on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed the view That the Russian Federation uses military training, to conceal the movement of troops to Ukraine. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov later said the phrase of the Secretary-General of NATO." As for troop movements on the territory of the Russian Federation, the question you have to ask the Department of defense. And question formulation, the formulation is an invasion, we consider it inappropriate per se for this question ", - said Sands. As was stated by the Deputy chief of the Russian General staff Andrei Kartapolov, the sudden check of combat readiness is aimed only at improving the combat training of the Russian army. Moscow has stated many times That it is not involved in the events in Eastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize That all the charges against her are unproven.