According to the speaker of the border service Andriy Demchenko, now there is no formation of strike groups for the offensive of Russian troops from the north, but the Russian Federation does not stop shelling the territory of Chernihiv and Sumy regions.
Russia is concentrating its troops in the border regions of northern Ukraine, namely in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. However, its goal is not a re-invasion and offensive in this direction, but the fettering of the Ukrainian defense forces. About it informed Press Secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko at a briefing.
“This is done to demonstrate the presence and constrain the forces of action of our units of the defense forces,” he said.
According to Demchenko, now there is no formation of strike groups for an offensive by Russian troops. But at the same time, Russia does not stop shelling the territory of the Chernihiv and Sumy regions. The Russian Armed Forces shell the border areas every day with the help of artillery, mortars, small arms, and the shelling is also carried out from drones.
In addition, only since the beginning of the month, the State Border Guard Service recorded 320 attacks on these territories.
Recall, on June 22, the commander of the grouping of forces and means of defense of the city of Kyiv, Alexander Pavlyuk, said that it cannot be ruled out that Russia will try to form strike groups for an offensive in the Kiev and Chernigov directions. However, this can happen due to the “total mobilization” of reservists and the involvement of old equipment.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that Belarus placed dummies on the border with Ukraine wooden tanks. According to the Ukrainian military, the Belarusian Armed Forces are thus trying to create the appearance of their presence in the border areas.