Situation at the borders: no strike force for a new Russian offensive has been recorded

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VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – MONDAY, 4 JULY 2022, 15:08

Ukrainian border guards have not yet recorded the formation of any Russian strike forces for a new offensive from the territory of Belarus, Transnistria, or through Sumy or Chernihiv Oblasts.

Source: Andrii Demchenko, spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, at the briefing in the "Ukraina-Ukrinform" centre on 4 July

Quote: "We have not currently recorded any significant changes in the mode of operation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. There are no signs of the formation of enemy groupings. Divisions of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus remain in rotation and keep completing their tasks of covering the Byelorussian-Ukrainian area of the border that goes through the borders of Brest and Gomel Oblasts.

The situation has remained the same at the Transnistria segment of the border as well. We, together with other components of the security and defence sector, continue to serve diligently…Measures are being taken to prevent any provocations on this front.

The border with Russia. The Russian Federation keeps separate divisions of the armed forces in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk Oblasts. This is done to demonstrate their presence and to constrain the actions of Ukrainian defence forces.

Yet, just like at the border with Belarus, we have not recorded any strike forces for a new offensive on this front either."

Details: Demchenko stressed that, at the same time, Russia doesn’t cease launching attacks on the territory of Chernihiv and Sumy regions. The Russians are launching artillery, mortars and small arms attacks every day.

Russian unmanned aerial vehicles also keep dropping explosives. In just one week, the Border Guard Service recorded over a hundred attacks on these territories, six of them being launched from aviation.