U.S. authorities believe that the Russian Federation takes part in the command of the militia forces in Ukraine, said Tuesday the official authorized state Department Marie Harf.
"Russia and the militia carry out joint command," claimed she was in the process of briefing. When asked to lead the confirmation she replied that " the Russians are trying to mask their actions ".
Harf said that " Russia sent to Ukraine heavy equipment, numerous missile systems and other modern weapons ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand people.
first Ukrainian Authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Kremlin has stated many times that the Russian military in Ukraine there is no one until now could not present concrete evidence, despite repeated accusations.