Kyiv: Russia strengthens troops in Donbas

Russia continues to reinforce its troops in the Donbas by supplying weapons, which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, citing Ukrainian Intelligence Service.

"The Russian command continues to strengthen the occupation troops on the frontline with weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. So, under the guise of preparation for large-scale joint military exercises, the opponent carries out the deployment of tanks and 122-mm self-propelled howitzer Gvozdika to the demarcation line on separate directions," reads the message.

Also, militants are keeping the artillery combat –ready, replenish the field warehouses of front-line units of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) army corps of the Russian Armed Forces, including mines and artillery shells.

During the last days, the number of attacks in the Donbas increased to 15. One soldier of the Ukraine United Forces was injured, another was wounded in the combat.

  Kyiv, Russia, Ukraine, Donbas

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