Russia is still acting as an aggressor, building up its military presence on the border with Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, Ukrinform reported.
"Russia is actively building up the offensive component of its armed forces on the border with Ukraine, conducting numerous provocations, and sending sabotage groups to our country to destabilize the situation. All this is a proven fact," Perebyinis said. The diplomat also said that he would like to know how Russia would now explain such actions: "With 'another' military exercises? As we all know, the previous ones ended with the annexation of Crimea." "We again call on the Russian leadership to come to its senses and stop aggression," the diplomat said.