Speaking of " 12 thousands of Russian military ", as if located in Ukraine, American General Ben Hodges, apparently, sought to impress on employees of the state Department, said the official, Commissioner of the Ministry of defense of Russia, major-General Igor Konashenkov.
After Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov he made fun of it the message of the commander of the army in the European Union, recommending an ironic explanation for his act.
"He called the number 12 of thousands of people is a serious army group with thousands of pieces of different mechanisms, which on a narrow patch of" separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions "snow will not sprinkled," said Konashenkov reporters on Thursday.
Such statements were " unsuccessful attempt of General Hodges to impress the female half of the U.S. state Department ", suggested the Commissioner of the Ministry of defense.
"The official representatives of this Department, far from the reality of war, then it is easy to refer to such "authoritative" assessment: the size for them is of great importance, " said Konashenkov.