Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The U.S. underscore the significant reduction of the contingent of the Russian Federation on Russian territory near the border with Ukraine - and maybe one or two battalions, said the US Ambassador at NATO Douglas Lute.
"in Russia the number of Russian forces that remain in place and have the opportunity to intervene strongly decreased, they currently make up one-two battalions. This is much less than it was a year earlier. But This does not mean that Russian influence on the separatists has decreased, " said Lew correspondents in Brussels.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the US and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.