On Tuesday, Ukraine’s military intelligence informed Russia has launched large-scale command and staff military exercises involving the mobilization reserve.

‘The command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation increases the combat readiness of the Russian occupation troops in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions’, the intelligence report states.

The military exercise comes with the Russia’s propaganda campaign that aims to discredit the Ukrainian army.

Earlier this month, secretary of state security council Oleksii Danilov  voiced concerns over growing  concentration of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine.

On November 22, Ukraine’s defense minister stated the EU and NATO are ready to take action in the case of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.