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80% of the Russian troops from the border with Finland were transferred to Ukraine

80% of the Russian troops from the border with Finland were transferred to Ukraine

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Russia has deployed most of its military and equipment, which was concentrated at the border with Finland, to Ukraine.

A high-ranking source in Finnish intelligence shared this with the Finnish newspaper Yle.

“Russia is scaring NATO countries with World War III, but at least near Finland, it does not seem to be preparing for war,” the newspaper said.

The released satellite images show that the garrisons and military bases of the Russian ground forces near the Finnish border are basically empty.

“On average, 80 percent of the equipment and soldiers have been redeployed to the war in Ukraine,” the Finnish intelligence officers said.

At some bases, outdated equipment was mostly left around the premises.

Now, in some garrisons, a fifth of the personnel is left, in others even less.

“Sometimes exercises are conducted, so the number of personnel varies depending on the situation,” the intelligence source said.

At the same time, almost all military equipment has already been removed from the bases located near the border with Finland.

“By our standards, it’s pretty bad equipment, but by Russian standards, it may still be suitable,” they say in Finland.

At the same time, former Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu recently announced the strengthening of the newly formed Leningrad Military District by introducing new formations. A separate missile brigade equipped with Iskander-M systems was created in Karelia.

Новий військово-адміністративний поділ РФ (разом з окупованими територіями України).

Russia has also deployed stationary balloons in Karelia with special equipment to monitor the border with Finland.

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