: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Pyatt says more Russian troops in eastern Ukraine


Russia is more actively engaged in the fighting in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said.
“Russian supplied tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and multiple rocket launchers have been insufficient to defeat Ukraine’s armed forces. So now an increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in fighting on Ukrainian territory. Russia has also sent its newest air defense systems, including the SA-22, into eastern Ukraine and is now directly involved in the fighting,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
As reported, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 27, demanded that he explain the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory.
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council said that the Russian Armed Forces were continuing to transfer military equipment and personnel to the areas bordering Ukraine, first of all to the Rostov region. Some of these units violated the state border and are now in Ukraine.

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