Russia began the process of reducing its presence in the separatist-held territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as stated by Yuri Hrymchak, Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, during an interview with Apostrophe.
According to him, Russia is gradually withdrawing its weapons from the Donbas, starting with particularly valuable equipment.
"For example, REBs - electronic warfare complexes. I was informed that they began to withdraw counter-battery systems. That is, the equipment the Americans supplied to us, and which is produced in Russia as well. There are not so many of them in the Russian army itself, it's rather a deficit armament. And very expensive. I was also informed that the Russians have begun to withdraw their drones," Hrymchak noted.