Russia is to deploy additional forces to the Ukrainian border Governor of Kursk Oblast

Roman Starovoit, the governor of Russia's Kursk Oblast, has said that an additional contingent of military personnel will arrive in the area in the near future.

Source: Kommersant and Kurskie Izvestia media, citing Starovoit

Quote: "An additional contingent will arrive on the territory of the region in the coming days. We talked about this at the meeting of the operative HQ.

The order has been given; it is necessary to provide the all-round support for the reception and placement of additional forces and means so that the servicemen start performing the tasks of protecting the state border and ensuring the security of Kursk Oblast as soon as possible."

Details: The local government states that the region, which borders Ukraine's Sumy Oblast has repeatedly "been subject to Ukrainian attacks".

Additional troops arrived in Kursk Oblast at the end of spring and in autumn, Kommersant reports.

On 25 January, Starovoit said that "the risk of Ukrainian troops invading the Kursk Oblast is low and that the authorities are constantly working to strengthen the region's defence capabilities."

Background: Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. The Sumy Oblast was among the first to face the onslaught of the Russian army.

Part of the oblast's territory was occupied by the Russians, but it was completely liberated at the beginning of April.

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