Rebel leader says 1200 Russian fighters, weapons en route to eastern Ukraine

Written by on August 17, 2014 in Europe - Comments Off on Rebel leader says 1200 Russian fighters, weapons en route to eastern Ukraine

The rebel leader in Donetsk has said a column of military hardware is on its way to eastern Ukraine from Russia. Meanwhile, his fighters appeared to bolster their positions on the front lines, where they are fighting pitched battles with government forces in a desperate attempt to hold onto their ever-shrinking territory.

Alexander Zakharchenko, the newly appointed prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, said during a meeting with separatist leaders that a column of military vehicles with weapons and personnel was advancing toward the Ukrainian frontier from Russia.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

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