There are almost 28 thousand Russian militants in the occupied Donbas at the moment. This was stated by commander of the Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev at the Ukraine 30 forum, - Ukrayinski Novyny reports.
"At the moment, the 1st and 2nd army corps of the occupation groupings of the enemy forces include 14 combat brigades, regiments and support units with a total strength of about 28 thousand people", - Nayev said.
According to him, formations and military units of the 8th army of the southern military district are located at the military ranges of the Rostov oblast (Russia) for the possible strengthening of the 1st and 2nd army corps of the occupation groupings.
In addition, he noted that more than 900 groundless provocative attacks from the enemy were recorded this year in the JFO zone, of which more than 200 attacks were carried out with the use of heavy weapons.
As previously reported, Defense Minister Andriy Taran noted that the re-equipment of the Armed Forces was carried out with equipment compatible with the systems of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which will allow Ukraine, if necessary, to jointly act on the battlefield.