Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine informs that the data gets from the people in Donbass who call themselves part of the Russian armed forces, said the official authorized SMM OSCE Michael Bociurkiw in the Ukrainian radio on the last working day of the week.
"From the beginning of may, the mission was crossed With eight different people, in 4 cases these citizens either showed or spoke about the fact that they somehow belong to the Russian armed forces. Last week, the OSCE had a conversation With a person who was in captivity in Ukraine, in the end, he also noted that has to do with the armed forces of the Russian Federation, " said Bociurkiw.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict, does not support the militia and not sending troops in the Donbass. Kiev continues to accuse Russia of "military aggression" and occasionally "finds" in the East of Ukraine and in the border areas of Russia, some Russian military units, although international observers in the process of regular inspections have never found any undeclared military activity.
first of SMM OSCE reported in the statement of certain armed man guarding the object on some of the points of the docking arms of the DNR, who said that he and others present at the spot as if to belong to the 16th airborne brigade from Orenburg. On any of these armed men, according to the observation of the OSCE, was unmarked. The Ministry of defense of Russia in the answer has informed that in the Navy there is no " 16th airborne brigade from Orenburg ". Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov also questioned the veracity of the message of the OSCE about the "discovery" by observers of the Russian military in the Donbass. According to his statement, similar allegations were put forward many times, but each time it became clear that " nothing concrete question."