On the territory temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine there are about 7 thousand Russian military personnel, said the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine Viktor muzhenko.
«There is information about the presence of Russian military personnel and regular military units on the territory of the temporarily occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Now, we are talking about approximately 7 thousand servicemen,» — said Muzhenko on Monday, February 8, in Kiev journalists during a meeting with foreign military attaches, writes «Interfax-Ukraine».
Achenstra added that there are also soldiers of the Russian Federation that provide training and preparation of the buildings of the so-called «LNR», «DNR» and these are located in the formation in corresponding positions.
Test readiness of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine in Moscow explained the preparations for the summer teachings, said Majenko.
«Today we had information that a number of parts of the army and black sea fleet in combat readiness. We responded accordingly. Russians is explained by the preparations for the exercise, planned for summer of current year», — said Muzhenko.
The chief of the General staff noted that this «does not relieve us of the necessary response, which may arise, including possible inspections of combat readiness of Russian troops are near the Eastern borders of Ukraine.»
Earlier it was reported that on Donbass for the first 9 months of 2015 killed more than 600 soldiers of the armed forces and over 2 thousand were injured.
Muzhenko: on Donbass there are about 7 thousand of personnel officers of the armed forces 08.02.2016