The Deputy Minister on the issues of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine Yury Grymchak said the number of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and in the occupied territory of Donbass. He told about it in interview””.
“In 2014, the Russian troops on the border had about 100 thousand fighters. That’s a lot. This is almost the tenth part of all personnel of the Russian army. And today they have accumulated about 40 thousand. Plus another 5-10 thousand in the territory ORDO,” – said the Deputy Minister.
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However, Grymchak admits that Russia masses troops on the border for an attack. He noted that the number of Russian troops in the Donbass – is not the force that you can apply for a major offensive.
“To arrange a provocation for any part of the front they can. But for serious offensive strength is not enough,” said Grymchak.