Ukraine has pulled around 10,000 troops and state-of-the-art weapons to the border with Belarus, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces Igor Korol said on Sunday, adding that military provocations are not ruled out, APA reports citing TASS.
"Today, Ukraine has pulled some 10,000 troops near the Belarusian border in the Rovno direction. There are 6,000 troops in the Ovruch direction, and some 4,500 troops in the Chernigov direction They include artillery units armed with state-of-the-art US weapons, and air defense units," he said in an interview with STV.
"There is objective data that American counter-battery stations have been deployed in the vicinity of our (Belarusian - TASS) borders," he said.
"Ukrainians are mining roads, bridges in the adjacent areas, and are patrolling these areas. All are armed with combat weapons, so any provocations are possible," Korol added.