About 200 Russian officers have arrived in the Russian-occupied areas of Donbas, eastern Ukraine.
"About two hundred Russian servicemen have arrived in the occupied Donbas. Not to lose control over the temporarily occupied part of Donbas and illegal armed formations, supervisors from the Kremlin have recently sent unusual humanitarian aid – about two hundred officers," the Headquarters of Ukraine's military operations in Donbas said on Facebook on February 22.
Read alsoUkraine's Gen. Staff says ATO over, new Operation in Donbas kicking offAccording to military intelligence reports, most likely, they are members of Russia's regular army.
They are stationed at the Vostochny training ground outside the village of Manuilivka in Donetsk region.
"After 'acclimatization,' they will obviously replace other war criminals holding positions on a rotation basis in the so-called military units of the illegal armed formations," the HQ added.