There are about 38 thousand militants, 480 tanks, about 900 units of armored vehicles and other equipment in the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas. Deputy Commander of the Joint Forces Bohdan Bondar stated this during a briefing, - Ukrinform reports.
"There is an enemy, he stays (in the east of Ukraine - ed.). These are, first of all, forces and units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps in the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which include 12 combat brigades and regiments with a total strength of about 38 thousand militants, up to 480 tanks, about 900 armored vehicles, 870 artillery systems, mortars, other military equipment and weapons", - Bondar reported.
In addition, according to him, about 12 battalion tactical groups and an artillery tactical group are concentrated on the territory of the Russian Federation, directly in the Rostov oblast, at two training ranges, which can be used from the territory of the Russian Federation in the event of escalation of the situation in Donbas.
As previously reported, six violations of the ceasefire by the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries were recorded over the past day.