On the border with Ukraine are 50 thousand Russian soldiers and about five hundred tanks, – Poroshenko

Russia pulled to the border with Ukraine nearly 50 thousand military, 470 tanks, 390 artillery systems, 1.7 thousand armored combat vehicles, 220 rocket launchers, 490 combat aircraft and 24 warships.

On this day, 22 February, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a rapid collection of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The President: at the borders of Ukraine – almost 50 thousand Russian soldiers

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“In the immediate proximity to our borders deployed units of the Russian armed forces consisting of almost 50 thousand people, about 470 tanks, more than 1 thousand 700 armoured fighting vehicles, 390 artillery systems and 220 systems of volley fire, about 490 combat aircraft, hundreds of helicopters, 24 combat ship,” – said the President.

According to the head of state, the Russians create new, expand and upgrade existing bases and other military infrastructure and there is “no guarantee that this one day will not put on us.”

We will remind, since the beginning of the Russian offensive in the Ukraine killed more than 2.6 thousand Ukrainian military. According to Poroshenko, 2200 dead were in the Armed forces of Ukraine.