: More Russian soldiers and tanks arrive in Donbas as Easter truce in tatters

13:09 May. 1, 2016

More Russian soldiers and tanks arrive in Donbas as Easter truce in tatters

A Russian-backed separatist tank is seen in hangar in Oleksandrivsk town, near Luhansk, Ukraine, 3 October 2015. (Getty Images)

Kremlin continues to support militants, Ukraine intel reports

Russia sends more fighters and military equipment to the militant-occupied cities of Donetsk and Antratsyt in eastern Ukraine, says Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine's Defence Ministry.

A train convoy carrying three tanks, four armoured fighting vehicles, two 120mm artillery systems Nona-C and six carriages with munitions arrived in Donetsk, whereas ten trucks with Russian fighters are reported to have come to Antratsyt.

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The Ukrainian side has submitted information on the number of tanks and artillery systems in the areas of Donetsk and Bezimenne to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

On Saturday, train convoys from Russia brought 24 tanks to Luhansk, 320 tons of ammunition to the village of Izvaryne, and 1000 tons of diesel to the town of Rovenky.

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