Zhebrivskyi: Donbas – four thousand military of the Russian Federation

Жебривский: На Донбассе - четыре тысячи военных РФ

Zhebrivskyi said the presence in the Donbas up to 4 thousand soldiers of the regular army of the Russian Federation

Recently also increased the number of mercenaries, fighting for money, said the head of Donetsk regional state administration.

The Donbas is now up to 4 thousand Russian troops, without counting mercenaries, said the head of the Donetsk regional military-civil administration Pavel Zhebrivsky in the air of 112 Ukraine.

Last fall, the defense Ministry said that the number of Russian troops in the Donbas – six thousand people.

“According to our calculations, the Russian regular troops of 3-4 thousand people, not to mention the mercenaries who work there,” said zhebrivskyi.

According to him, the number of mercenaries increased after the blockade and the closure of the mines.

“After the siege, after the mines were closed, for example, in Makeyevka there were 10 mines, no one mine does not work… because Of this many have no choice and some of them went to illegal armed groups, because only pay to illegal armed groups”, – he explained.

The head of the Donetsk regional state administration there was noted that the number of attacks by separatists diminished, but has become more accurate.

According to him, in the area of ATO decreased the number of attacks, but improved their accuracy.

“But on the other side approximately, according to our calculations, 2.5-3 times the number of deaths and wounded more than our part,” added zhebrivskyi.

Bellingcat recently declared most powerful tank of Russia in Donbass.

Also note that recently the national security Council said that Russia is able to invade Ukraine for 2-3 hours.