Russia is constructing a new military base near Ukraine’s border. This new project will be a military base for 3,500 soldiers.
Photographs of the construction site have been published. One of the construction workers accused the photographer of being the Ukrainian spy, because he was asking about the construction site.
The deadline for the first stage of construction is set to be finished by April 2016.
Even though Ukrainian government is certain that Russia is directly involved in conflicts in Ukraine, Russia keeps denying those allegations. Even a memo with names of involved Russian generals was released.
The official explanation given by Russian authorities is that the soldiers were on vacation in Ukraine or under orders which were not given by the Russian government.
According to official documents of a military base, the US is portrayed as an enemy.
In addition to this, Russia supposedly believes that that US is responsible for the fall of President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine’s 2014 revolution.
Since the start of the revolution in 2014, approximately 8,000 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine. It has also been reported that in the period from May 16 through August 15 civilian casualties were two times higher than in the previous months.