Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says the Russian regular troops in Donbas have more weapons than the UK army. He was addressing, a security forum “Ukraine: Striving for Balance,” Ukrayinska Pravda reports Nov. 28.
“Two Russian army corps are deployed in the Luhansk and Donetsk breakaway republics,” he said.
The rebel troops take the first echelon positions, with the Russian regulars deployed behind them.
In all, the Russians have 35,500 troops, 478 tanks, 848 APVs, 750 mortars, 208 missile batteries, 419 AA guns and missiles, Avakov said.
“For tanks and APCs, the Russian troops surpass the UK army,” he said.
“Ukraine keeps at bay the mad dog of the Putin regime from advancing on Europe. This is what all the talks on the balance and security of Ukraine should start with,” he said.