Within Ukraine there are no Russian troops, it employs a group of 70 officers who act as the intermediaries between the Ukrainian military and self-defence forces of the DND and LNR, said the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov.
"by agreement between the General staff military power of Russia and Ukraine from September 2014 in the South-East of Ukraine work our officers and 70 people ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" message Antonov " Komsomolskaya Pravda ". He added that officers are included in the representative office of the Ministry of defense of Russia in the General center of observation and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the line of contact between the parties. According to Antonov, Except the Russian soldiers in the Joint center has Authorized military strength of Ukraine, as well as the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, Russian officers are there at the request of the Ukrainian side, speaking as mediators in the negotiations. Deputy defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov also said that North America was deliberately passed to the NATO partners false information on Ukraine, after which they make statements about the presence of Russian troops. In addition, Antonov said that the Russian Federation, under any circumstances, will not go to war with Ukraine. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven.