Matios: Against Ukraine in the Donbas war to 40 thousand people

Матиос: Против Украины на Донбассе воюет до 40 тысяч человек

The number of Russian troops on the territory ARDLA in different periods ranged from three to 16 thousand people, said the chief military Prosecutor.

The chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios said on air of 112 Ukraine that non-government controlled areas are up to 40 thousand armed men.

“It (a number of armed men on the uncontrolled territories − ed) varies in the different periods, stages of escalation or remission, but a total of up to 40 thousand armed men, who have the appropriate training at the expense of the officers of the Russian Federation. Directly contingent of Russians in different periods ranged from three thousand military of the Russian Federation to 16 thousand,” said Matios.

He also reminded that on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the Russian military formed two army corps − “the First army corps of the people’s militia” DNR “headquarters” in Donetsk and “Army corps of the people’s militia” with “headquarters” in Lugansk.

In Ukraine detained 11 citizens of the Russian Federation for four years.

Earlier, the chief military Prosecutor said that in non-government controlled areas of Donbas is the Russian military force, are forces of almost all European countries-members of NATO.

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