12:50 Sep. 6, 2016
Infographic shows which Russian military brigades are deployed to eastern Ukraine
About 6,000 Russian servicemen and 35,000 militant troops controlled by Moscow are currently participating in armed hostilities in eastern Ukraine's conflict zone.
Referring to the data provided by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for European integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze published an infographic showing Russia's direct involvement in Donbas developments.
The infographic shows that apart from local collaborators and Russian mercenaries, several brigades of Russia's Armed Forces are stationed in eastern Ukraine.
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The Vice Prime Minster says that Russian troops appear in Donbas in small groups, then serve on a rotation basis.
Generally, they are deployed on the second and the third defence line, as well as in support areas. Russian army officers are holding most of the command duties and working with sophisticated military equipment.