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 Russia boosts redeployment of hardware, weapons and manpower to occupied Donbas, - Turchynov

The Russian Federation has recently intensified delivery of its military hardware weapons and troops to the territory of the occupied Donbas.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said, Censor.NET reports citing the NSDC press service.

According to him, the military equipment, weapons, munitions and fuel are being systematically and in an orderly manner imported by road and rail almost on a daily basis.

"A large number of combat vehicles, tanks, multiple rocket launchers, and so on are being delivered from the Russian Federation through the uncontrolled section of the Russian-Ukrainian border," he said.

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Turchynov said that considerable number of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, multi-purpose armored tracked towers, Grad multiple rocket launchers, Pion (203 mm) and Giatsynt (152 mm) self-propelled guns were brought from the Russian Federation to the Donbas over the last three days alone. "The Russian hybrid troops receive reinforcements all across the demarcation line," he said.

According to him, the Russian military enlistment offices do not even hide that they recruit career soldiers for participating in battles in Ukraine's east.

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"All this may indicate Russia's readiness to continue escalating hostilities in the Donbas," the NSDC secretary said adding that Russia would be unable to hide its slaughterous aggression against Ukraine from the international community.
 
 
 
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