According to various sources, the number of Russian soldiers within the territory of Ukraine has remained virtually unchanged for a quite some time.
There are almost 7,700 Russian soldiers in the Donbas region, as reported by Vadym Skybytsky, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, speaking on Ukrainian television.
According to his data, in total there are 34,000 people in the so-called First and Second Army Corps.
"The First and Second Army Corps contain a total of approximately 34,000 people. Moreover, there are Armed Forces Divisions of the Russian Federation in our country numbering nearly 7,700 people," Skybytsky said.
In September, Valentyn Fedichev, the Department Director of Social and Humanitarian Policy of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, estimated that at the time there were nearly 9,000 Russian soldiers in the Donbas region.