News from Ukraine: Russia sends up to 40 'instructors' for Donetsk militants

14:07 Jul. 26, 2016

Russia sends up to 40 'instructors' for Donetsk militants

Armed pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) stand guard at the destroyed Donetsk International Airport, in Donetsk, on June 1, 2016 (Getty Images)

Earlier, 110 Russian servicemen reportedly arrived in Luhansk region

40 Russian 'instructors' have arrived at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) to train militants, according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security.

Read also 110 Russian soldiers arrive in Donbas

"A new group of 'instructors' (up to 40 men) have arrived at the DPR, namely at the training centers in the town of Yenakiyeve and outside the town of Torez. The bulk of the 'instructors' are tank troop officers and mechanized infantry," Member of Parliament Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Information Resistance Group, wrote on Facebook.

At the same time, he added, there are rumors spreading among Donbas militants and local residents that from the middle of August Moscow will recall most of its "instructors" and "supervisors" after local commanders and officials take over.

Reporting by UNIAN

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