: :inin Kyiv (EET)

NATO: Over 1,000 Russian troops operating in Donbas


NATO has counted over 1,000 Russian troops fighting on the side of terrorists in Ukraine’s Donbas, Reuters has reported.
“We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops are now operating inside Ukraine… They are supporting separatists (and) fighting with them,” a NATO military officer said.
Reuters noted that Russia says it has no involvement in the conflict between pro-Moscow rebels and the Ukrainian military, in which more than 2,200 people have been killed since April.
It denies sending in weapons or troops, despite the capture of 11 soldiers inside Ukraine this week who Moscow said had probably crossed the border by accident. Russia’s envoy to the OSCE security forum in Vienna said no Russian forces were crossing the Ukrainian border “at any point.”

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