Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said again about the presence as if "combat forces" in the Donbass.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict, support of militias and does not send in the Donbass troops. Anyway, Kiev continues to accuse Russia of "military aggression" and occasionally "finds" in the East of Ukraine and in the border regions of Russia "certain units" of the armed forces, although international observers in the periodic inspections have never found any undeclared military activities.
"According to the analysis that we conduct, we do not see diversion of combat forces and military departments of the Russian Federation on the occupied territory and along our Eastern border," Turchynov said on the last working day of the week while visiting a military unit near Kiev.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict steel not less than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.