Wednesday, 4 January, 2017, 13:06 Politics
Donbas: 5,000 Russian regulars – Ukraine defense minister says

There are 5,000 Russian regulars and 35,000 rebel troops in Donbas, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltokak said, speaking on Kanal 5, Ukrainian News reports Jan. 4.

The Russian/rebel army has 600 tanks, 1,300 APCs, 760 Grad artillery systems and 300 missile batteries, the minister said. 

The recent advance of the Ukrainian army that led to capture of some territory in the Svitlodar area, the minister went on, cannot be viewed as a violation of the Minsk agreements as the territory belongs to Ukraine.

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