US Department of Defense believes that the movement of Russian troops in the Crimea and on the border with Ukraine is not a sign of preparation for the invasion. This was announced by Pentagon spokesman Geoff Davis, reported Agence France-Presse.
"We do not see that," Unicorn ", which many pursue, the idea that should happen some massive short-term build-up of forces, or their movement", - said Davis.
A Pentagon spokesman said that the observed movement of Russian troops in the region is related to the upcoming military exercises.
Earlier Thursday, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the possibility of "full-scale Russian invasion in all directions" and vowed to "fight back."
On Friday, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing a source in the Pentagon reported that the US perceived concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine as "a long-term trend." Strengthening the Black Sea region should be understood in line with Russia's new military strategy to counter the expanding NATO, noted the publication.