Thursday, August 27, 2015

Turchynov said that Russia has 35 thousand troops in the territory of Donbass

Turchynov said that Russia has 35 thousand troops in the territory of Donbass

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August 27, 2015, 15:58

For the records the Secretary of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russia has completed a formation of the Donbas two mercenary army corps, whose composition of privately hired contractors, according to him, includes up to 35 thousand troops. Noting this just in case Ukraine and NATO lose another battle to Donbass it will be because they have better hired help than we do.

"On the territory of Donbass military leadership of Russia has completed the creation of a powerful land connection, which is based on two army corps, trained to conduct active offensive operations," - said Turchinov was quoted as saying on the website of the NSDC of  Ukraine.

According to him, the management and maintenance of the first and second corps allegedly carried out specially created 12th command reserve the Southern District of the Russian Armed Forces.

"The basic command and staff positions in the army corps of Russian officers occupy staff. Soldier the corps consists of up to 40% of the inhabitants of the occupied territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as contractors and mercenaries from Russia, who acquired combat experience during the war in the east of Ukraine and in the hot spots of the Russian Federation ", - said Turchinov.

Secretary of Ukrainian Security Council cited data showing that the number of staff of the two buildings is allegedly 35 thousand men.


In addition to these areas is supposed military reserve as part of Task Force 21, the Russian Armed Forces (15 battalion, six Working Capital) of more than 9 thousand. People. In addition, according to Turchynov, on the eastern border of Ukraine allegedly concentrated another 53 task forces of the Armed Forces of Russia (39 battalions, 14 Working Capital) number of 50.5 thousand. People.

According to him, in Kiev, also reportedly have information about Russian generals and officers in the south-east of Ukraine.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that it  is not involved  in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, not a party to the conflict and the internal Ukrainian is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis. In Moscow, noted that all the charges against her are unproven.
In recent days, the situation in the Donbass significantly  worsened. 

Despite the cease-fire, which was able to negotiate in February this year, attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on the one hand and the LC and the other DNI continues.

The DNR stated that the slightest provocation with the number of equipment and forces which Kiev pulled to the line of contact in the Donbass,  can lead  to full-scale hostilities.

On Thursday, the press officer of the sector "M" Yaroslav Chepurnoy accused the  forces of shelling Ukrainian DNI position, which, according to him, the APU suffered very serious losses.

Tripartite Liaison Group on Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to try to  achieve a ceasefire  in the Donbass September 1.

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