: Kremlin deploys more tanks to eastern Ukraine

16:05 Jun. 12, 2016

Kremlin deploys more tanks to eastern Ukraine

Pro-russian troops prepare to travel in a tank on a road near the town of Yanakiyevo, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, June 20, 2014 (AP Photo)

Intel reports another Russian convoy with military hardware militant-held Donbas 

More Russian military hardware and fuel materials are reported to have been deployed to the militant-occupied city of Khartsyzk in the Donetsk region.

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This was announced by Ukrainian top military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a news briefing in Kyiv on June 12, according to the Ukrainian news outlet UNIAN

"According to intelligence, Russia continues to send military equipment and ammunition to the temporarily occupied territory in eastern Ukraine. The convoy includes five trucks with ammunition for tanks and 122mm Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, railway platforms carrying six tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, three 152-mm self-propelled guns as well as fuel, lubricants and ammunition", said Lysenko.

10,000 Ukrainians were killed by ‘Russian-terrorist forces' over the past two years, since the conflict in the Donbas region broke out. Recently reported Ukraine's Defence Council. More than 20,000 have been wounded and 1.8 million forced to flee their homes.

Three or four Russian military brigades, comprising about 10,000 regular servicemen, are currently involved in the hostilities in the Donbas conflict zone. Nearly 40,000 Russian soldiers are stationed near the Ukraine-Russia border, according to Stratfor analysts.

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