Russian defence minister oversees large-scale military drills in Crimea: RIA

Reuters , Thursday 22 Apr 2021

Ukraine and the West have raised alarm over a Russian military buildup near Russia's border with Ukraine

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu went to Crimea on Thursday to oversee large-scale snap drills of Russia's southern military district and paratroopers close to Ukraine, the RIA news agency reported.

Ukraine and the West have raised alarm over a Russian military buildup near Russia's border with Ukraine. Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, prompting the West to impose sanctions. Kyiv wants the region back.

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