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“In Donbass, Russia hides more forces than all NATO capability” – Ukraine

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October 2 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Rusvesna – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

“In Donbass there is now a contingent equal to forces of almost all European countries-members of NATO. ” This was broadcast on air of the program by the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.

He listed the weapons, which, in his opinion, are now being used “in the territories occupied by Russia”, and named their number.

“Tanks – 650 units, armored combat vehicles – 1310 units, artillery of various calibers (including large-caliber, prohibited by Minsk agreements) – almost 500 barrels, multiple launch rocket systems – almost 260 units, anti-aircraft missile systems – up to 100” he said, stressing that all these weapons are Russian.

“The Russian Federation at the moment is in the Donbas in the number of almost three thousand people, consisting of two battalion-tactical groups, one tactical group, which in addition to the units listed above, almost 200 tanks, 400 armored combat vehicles, 140 artillery units and the newest examples of anti-aircraft missile systems, “- said Matios.

He listed Russian military units allegedly stationed in the Donbass.

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“Battalion-tactical group of the 333rd paratrooper regiment of the 98th Airborne Brigade with a permanent place of deployment in the city of Ivanovo RF, and now is in the city of Donetsk. The second battalion-tactical Russian group – the 20th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 49th Army with a permanent location of the city of Stavropol of the Southern Military District, is now in the city of Snezhny.

Rotation-tactical group – from the city of Novorossiysk. The landing assault brigade is now in the city of Lugansk. 155th Marine Brigade with a dislocation in Vladivostok, the 61st Marine Brigade from Sputnik, Murmansk Region,” – the chief military prosecutor of Ukraine said without hesitation.

He claims that the total number of Russians in the Donbass now stands at 11,000, among which there are three thousand regular military personnel.

“The first military corps, which is located in the city of Donetsk, (“1AK DNR “) has a strength of 5 brigades, 3 separate regiments, 8 separate battalions, 2 separate companies, 5 territorial defense battalions, over 18,000 people.

The so-called “1AK DNR” has in service almost 350 tanks, 600 armored combat vehicles, 250 guns, 130 MLRS, “he said.

“The second army corps with a dislocation in Lugansk (” 2 AK LNR “) – 4 brigades, 2 separate regiments, 6 separate battalions, 8 territorial defense battalions, 2 separate companies, 155 tanks, 300 armored combat vehicles, 110 guns, 40 MLRS” , – says Matios.

Evidence of such statements was considered unneccessary. 

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