ATO staff: Combined Russian-separatist forces estimated at over 80,000 men

13:39, 03 July 2015
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More than 50,000 Russian troops and over 30,000 militants are concentrated along the Ukrainian border and in eastern Ukraine, the press officer of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Dmytro Hutsuliak said at a briefing on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"The situation in the Donbas conflict zone remains tense in some areas. According to the ATO headquarters, the militants continue building up their forces in the rear of occupied territory. In addition, they are working actively to create strike groups and carry out combat training of newly formed units," he said.

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