Russia is now mobilizing large forces and weapons at a temporary base near the border with Ukraine, according to Reuters.
Many of the vehicles have got the license plates and other markers of identity removed, while many of the officers have removed the insignia from their uniforms, writes the news agency.
Thus they appear as many of the fighters that have already been observed east of Ukraine, and as Ukrainian authorities and their Western allies claim is undercover Russian troops.
The base at the shooting range Kuzminskij, about 50 kilometers from the border, appears, according to Reuters, as "the clearest evidence to date" for a Russian military escalation in the area.
Russia has throughout the conflict denied that the country's military forces are involved in the situation east of Ukraine, where separatists with support from Moscow has been in conflict with the forces that support the pro-Western government in Kiev.
Russia's defense ministry did not want to comment on the troops build-up, according to Reuters. Several soldiers said that they have been sent to the base for military exercises.
The weapons that are being sent to the area include rocket launchers, tanks and artillery. Such weapons are already deployed in the conflict east of Ukraine.
The amount of military weapons and vehicles at the base is about three times larger than in March, according to the news agency's estimates.
Around 6,300 people have died so far in the conflict east of Ukraine.
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