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 900 Militants infiltrated Ukraine, Former Defense Minister Says

MP of the Economic Development group, former head of the Ministry of Defense Oleksandr Kuzmuk stated that an illegal armed formation entered the territory of Ukraine from Russia.

He stated this at the evening session of the Parliament on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine. "I would like to inform the Parliament that just now the Ukrainian border was freely crossed by an illegal military formation which has now merged with illegal battalion Zaria (Dawn). There are about 900 people armed with heavy armored vehicles," Kuzmuk said.

The MP noted that these formations are being opposed by a squad of Ukrainian forces of up to 100 people (from two checkpoints). According to Kuzmuk, the Ukrainian side suffered casualties and lost some vehicles. Earlier, Censor.NET reported that the terrorists are reinforcing roadblocks and firing points in Sloviansk.


 
 
 
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