Withdrawal of Russian troops does not change readiness of Ukrainian army – Zelensky

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Canan Kevser
28 April 2021, 15:23
Canan Kevser
28 April 2021, 15:23

The withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine's borders does not mean that the Ukrainian army should not be ready for their return.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this on Tuesday during his visit to the frontline positions of the military on the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

"We are in the Kherson region today. We see our positions, check readiness from the point of view of equipment, our fighters, our brigades. It is very important to see the condition of our military and army, both technically and psychologically, both on the frontline and in the reserve," the president said.

Captain Ruslan Maryshev informed Zelensky about the operational situation and the system of fortifications on the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

"The fact that troops are being withdrawn does not mean that the army should not be ready for the possible return of troops to the borders of our country at any moment," Volodymyr Zelenskyy added.

The Head of State also presented night vision devices and thermal imagers to two military units.

In the sanitary part, he talked to the doctors on duty, asked about the provision of medical equipment and medicines, as well as inquired about the epidemic situation and the course of vaccination among the military.