The Main Intelligence Board of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine wrote in a press release that Russian military cadres occupy leading positions in the 1st and 2nd Corps of the army of the “Russian occupying forces”. It has been permanently stationed in Donbass since then 600 to 800 Russian officers and generals – We read.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, the Russian army receives state adornment He will be promoted in the Russian army.

The 1st and 2nd Corps were formed – as reported by Ukrainian intelligence – on the basis of the battalion units Tactical groups of the Russian Armed Forces, Which entered the territory of Ukraine in August-September 2014.

“The role and location of this wire is clearly defined in the use plans.” Armed Forces of Russia against our country and are considering conducting defensive and offensive operations with their help ”- it was emphasized in the press release.

Armed conflict erupted in Donbass after the victory of the pro-Western revolution in Kiev, which led to the overthrow of the then pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, at the beginning of 2014. In the spring of that year, Russian-backed rebels declared two self-proclaimed people’s republics in Donbass.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates this in connection with the Donbass conflict 13.2-13.4 thousand people were killed. According to Kiev, nearly 14,000 people died as a result of the conflict. People.