NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Russian troops are moving and not withdrawing.
Stoltenberg says Russian troops are regrouping. He said additional attacks on Ukrainian cities were expected.
“According to our intelligence, the Russian units are not retreating, but moving. Russia is trying to regroup, supply and intensify its attack in the Donbas region. At the same time, Russia continues to put pressure on Kyiv and other cities.
“Accordingly, we may expect additional attacks, which will bring even more suffering,” Stoltenberg said.
On March 29, Russia claimed it would reduce its attacks on Ukraine as delegates from the two countries met for their latest face-to-face peace talks in Istanbul.
Moscow said it would reduce its military activity near Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv and the northern city of Chernihiv, though Russia has not followed through on similar pledges in the past.
By Ana Dumbadze