Ukraine intel reports at least 22 militant Grads on frontline
Ukrainian military intelligence has reported the presence of 39 tanks, 53 artillery systems and self-propelled artillery systems of Russia-backed separatist forces in Donbas combat zone, according to Ukraine Today.
According to Ukraine Crisis Media Center, in addition to multiple rocket launching systems and Uragan-type rocket launchers deployed to the contact line by militants, there are also more than twenty Grad systems discovered in the area of Horlivka, Ukraine Today reports.
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Read also1 KIA, 2 WIAs among Ukraine troops in last 24 hrs: ATO HQ"As a result Russian command is trying to ban the fighters of the 1st and 2nd army corps to move out of the temporarily occupied territories towards Russia. Setup of a unified e-database of fighters from the combined Russian-and-militant troops in eastern Ukraine stands as a key element," Skibytskiy has told reporters.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with the Bulgarian bTV that Russia had been training terrorists in special training centers in Kursk, Belgorod, and Rostov regions to execute terrorist attacks across Ukraine.