EU Concerned about Military Activity Near the Ukrainian Border

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EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said he was concerned about the data on "Russian military activity" near the territory of Ukraine. Borrell tweeted this after a telephone conversation on April 4 with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Borrell noted that the discussion of the situation will continue at the next meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries. The diplomat once again announced Brussels' support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in Donbass. On April 2, a telephone conversation took place between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, during which the head of the White House also assured Kiev of Washington's support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Recently, officials in the United States and European countries have repeatedly expressed concern about the situation in Donbass and reports of Russian military movements near the border with Ukraine. The media mentioned data that Russia did not withdraw its troops after the military exercises ended on March 23. Reports began to appear on social media informing that Moscow was transferring additional troops to the Bryansk, Voronezh and Rostov regions, as well as to the annexed Crimea. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reacted to the publication saying that Russia is moving armed forces "within its territory at its own discretion" and "this should not bother anyone." Since the end of March, for the first time since July last year, there have been several serious cases of silence regime violation in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Losses were reported among the Ukrainian military. The parties to the conflict accuse each other of shelling and abandoning the Minsk agreements.