‘There are some 40,000 Russian soldiers in Donbas now; another 50-60 thousand servicemen are stationed on the eastern state board (with Russia, - 112 International).This group is being constantly rotated and it grows in size. Three Russian military districts are involved. Paratroopers are being deployed along the border and in Crimea. 700 Russian tanks are deployed in Donbas alone’, Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Presidential administration spokesman, told Radio Liberty in an interview.
The Russian side so far hasn’t commented on these statements officially.
Source: Radio Liberty