A White House spokesman says Russia today has more troops on the border than ever since 2014.
There is a growing concern in the US about what it sees as an escalation of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. She also noted that the United States is discussing the movement of Russian troops in the region with NATO allies.
“Russia now has more troops on the border with Ukraine than it ever had since 2014,” said a White House spokeswoman.
She stressed that US concerns about tensions in the region and ceasefire violations have become a topic of discussion between Washington and its allies in the North Atlantic Alliance.
Earlier Thursday, the German government issued a statement that reported a telephone conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As noted in the document, Merkel demanded that Putin immediately stop the buildup of military forces in the territories around eastern Ukraine.