"Not involved in fighting": Def. Ministry explains tanks in Avdiyivka (Video)

12:00, 03 February 2017
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The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine says that the tanks that have earlier been spotted in the town of Avdiyivka are part of the Ukrainian army’s operational reserve and are not involved in hostilities, the ministry's press service reported.


"In connection with reports by certain online media about the alleged deployment of tanks toward the contact line, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reports that the tanks are part of the operational reserve of the Ukrainian army, with the objective to provide an adequate response in case of the enemy's attempts to breach the Ukrainian defense lines. The tanks are not involved in the fighting," the ministry said.

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Earlier, the BBC journalist Tom Burridge, who was doing a report from Avdiyivka, said that the tanks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces had been spotted in the town.

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