“In the troops of the Southern Military District, the stage of combat coordination of divisions, crews and calculations in motorized infantry units, military units of special forces and special forces has been completed.

More than 10,000 servicemen will march to the permanent deployment points from the territory of the military training grounds, ”the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The situation on the border between Russia and Ukraine has sharpened in recent months.

The United States and other Western officials have blamed Russian authorities for pulling military equipment to Ukraine's borders.

Russian President

Vladimir Putin

and other Russian officials have said their actions are in response to Western actions.

In November 2021, researchers from the Conflict Intelligence Team recorded the concentration of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine, in particular, the transfer of new equipment in the Voronezh region, as well as the movement of trains from Stavropol to the Crimea.

The Pentagon also announced "significant" forces of the Russian military near the borders of Ukraine.