The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko denied the message of the Ukrainian media about the fact that in the Donbass as if fighting Russian Soldiers.
"It's hard to hide 9 thousand soldiers of the regular army of the Russian Federation. If we had them, they would have ripped half of Kharkov and Kiev. Where to hide them? Think that say Ukrainian media, " he told reporters on Thursday.
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.
While Kiev believes that Russia is interfering in Ukraine is a party to the conflict in the Donbas. 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. Thus, the Russian defense Ministry reported many times that does not supply the militia of Donbass military equipment, ammunition and other assistance. Statements of Kiev on the issue in the Ministry of war called "absolute nonsense" that " defies criticism." And the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that the Statements about the presence of Russian troops in the Donbass unproven - no one until now could not present concrete evidence, despite repeated accusations.