Donetsk governor names regular Russian troops locations in Donbas

14:30, 04 November 2017
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Chairman of Donetsk Military and Civilian Administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky says the units of the regular troops of the Russian Federation are stationed in the cities of Snizhne, Donetsk, and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.

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"We clearly understand where the regular Russians troops are located [in Donbas]. In particular, a battalion tactical group is deployed in Donetsk, another battalion tactical group is located in Snizhne, and a company task group is stationed in Luhansk," he told Ukrainian TV Channel 5.

According to Zhebrivsky, the number of "idea-driven" militants, the followers of "russkiy mir" (Russian world) is decreasing.

Read alsoWagner mercenaries Putin's private army in Donbas - media"On the front line and in the military units, there are either the Russians from the regular troops or 'advisors', as was once in Vietnam and Afghanistan. And of course, there are many mercenaries not only from the so-called [Russia's] private military company Wagner, but also those who are used as 'cannon fodder', forgive me, and fight for money," Zhebrivsky added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the situation in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remained tense last night, though fully controlled by the Ukrainian army. The enemy activated fire provocations almost along the entire contact line. Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 29 times in the past 24 hours.

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