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 40,000 Russian Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine - Smeshko

There are 40 thousand servicemen of the Russian Federation Armed Forces currently engaged in combats on the territory of Ukraine.

Advisor to the President of Ukraine Ihor Smeshko said Wednesday at the third annual Tiger Conference in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

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" There are not only the insurgents fighting against us on the occupied territories, but the regular servicemen of the Armed Forces of Russian Federation. It is about 40 thousand of armed, well-equipped soldiers," he said.

Smeshko emphasized that Ukraine badly needs assistance from the West, weapons in particular. "We are negotiating with the U.S. government. Frankly, the U.S. government is the only one which we have the most extensive dialogue with and which is trying to aid us," the adviser to the president said.

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