Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Nuland said during hearing in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 10, Censor.NET reports citing Voice of America.
The hearing was held before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
According to Nuland, despite the withdrawal of some part of heavy weapons from the conflict zone by the pro-Russian separatists, the United States can confirm that Russia has provided the separatists with more tanks, armored personnel carriers, heavy artillery and rocket launchers in the last few days, having delivered these weapons through the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Responding to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker's question of how many Russian soldiers were killed on the territory of Ukraine, Victoria Nuland said that Moscow continues to deny its military presence in the Donbas. The U.S. does not have the exact number of killed Russian soldiers. However, according to Nuland, the intelligence suggests that at least 400-500 Russian soldiers were killed in Ukraine.