Ukrainian Border Guard Service: Russia is preparing a military rotation in the north of the Crimea

The Russian Federation plans to replace the paratroopers from Stavropol, who have served in the north of the annexed Crimea since August, with paratroopers from Tula, as stated by the Assistant to the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodyan, at a briefing on Thursday.

"Preparation for an immediate rotation of the Russian Armed Forces’ airborne troops, deployed on the front line in the north of the annexed Crimean peninsula, is being completed,” he said.

"The battalion-tactical group, formed by the soldiers of the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment deployed in Stavropol, who have been in the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea since the beginning of August this year, will be replaced, by the end of this week, with the battalion-tactical group from the 106th Guards Airborne Division, which is deployed in the city of Tula," Slobodyan specified.

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