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Total Strength Of Illegal Armed Formations In Donbas 40,000 Militants, 4,000 Russian Troops

Total Strength Of Illegal Armed Formations In Donbas 40,000 Militants, 4,000 Russian Troops

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman says the total number of militants in Donbas is 40,000 and the total number of Russian troops in Donbas is 4,000.

He announced this at a meeting with heads of governments of the Baltic States, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"The total strength of illegal armed formations is up to 40,000 militants. This is without regular troops of the Russian Federation, their strength is over 4,000 troops," he said.

He says illegal armed formations have 406 tanks, 848 BTR armored personnel carriers, 208 multiple artillery rocket systems, 732 artillery systems, and 413 units of air defense.

In March 2017 alone, the separatists received from Russia 12 multiple artillery rocket systems, 94 units of automotive equipment, 96 tank-cars with fuel.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says the election of the President of Russia in 2018 is another reason to enhance the military combat readiness of the Ukrainian armed forces.

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