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Ukraine’s intelligence: By 2018, number of Russian military at border with Ukraine could exceed 70,000
10:21, 4 July 2016
Ukraine’s intelligence: By 2018, number of Russian military at border with Ukraine could exceed 70,000

Currently, about 7,000 regular Russian troops serve with so-called DPR and LPR in Donbas

10:21, 4 July 2016

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‘As of now, three new divisions are being deployed at the state border of Ukraine. Two army corps are now stationed in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk region; that’s roughly 7,000 regular Russian troops on our territory’, said Vadym Skibitsky, Deputy Director of the Chief Intelligence Department at Ukraine’s Defense Ministry. His briefing was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

‘According to the Department’s estimates, by 2018, the Russian military contingent at the Ukrainian border might exceed 70 thousand servicemen’, Skibitsky said.  

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