Zelensky says: "Russia is only declaring in words the withdrawal of its forces" / Photo from the President's Office
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that the Russian Federation has withdrawn only about 10,000 troops from the border with Ukraine.
This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.
"Hence, Russia is only declaring in words the withdrawal of its forces and the fulfillment of its obligations. In total, only about 10,000 servicemen have been withdrawn," he said during a meeting with a U.S. Congress delegation.
The meeting involved U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Robert Portman, Christopher Murphy, their advisers, as well as Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the United States in Ukraine Kristina Kvien.
According to Zelensky, the build-up of Russian troops is currently observed in the temporarily occupied territories and along the Ukrainian border. Russia has also increased the number of aircraft and military equipment along Ukraine's borders and in occupied Crimea.
Translation: Akulenko Olena