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800 Russian APCs and tanks are now in Donbas in Crimea, - Klimkin
18:36, 8 March 2017
800 Russian APCs and tanks are now in Donbas in Crimea, - Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister called the number of Russian weapons, which is now on the territory of Ukraine, "shocking"

18:36, 8 March 2017

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There are 800 Russian APCs and hundreds of Russian tanks now in the occupied territories of Donbas and annexed Crimea. This was stated during a speech in the US Congress, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine, by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

"There is a shocking number of Russian weapons in Ukraine (I'm talking about the occupied Donbas and Crimea), there are now about 4,200 soldiers of regular troops, more than 100 tanks and 800 armored personnel carriers. At present we registered up to a thousand artillery systems in Ukraine, more than 200 rocket launcher systems", he noted.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that the threat of a full-scale military invasion of the Russian Federation to Ukraine remains. According to him, in the immediate vicinity of our borders are deployed units of the Russian Armed Forces of up to 50 thousand people. "About 470 tanks, over 1,700 armored combat vehicles, about 390 artillery systems and 220 rocket launcher systems, about 490 combat aircraft, hundreds of helicopters, 24 warships." The Russians are also creating new and expanding and modernizing existing bases, other military facilities and infrastructure," the president stressed.

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