From 15 to 20 thousand of fighters and from 5 to 10 thousand of professional Russian militants are simultaneously involved in Eastern Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories where the anti-terrorist operation is held.
Spokesperson of anti-terrorist operation Vladyslav Seleznyov informed this during press conference in Kyiv.
According to him, Ukrainian intelligence structures have some data concerning the number of militants operating in Eastern Ukraine and the number of professional Russian militants that are currently located in zone of anti-terrorist operation. ‘However, if I publish the number known to our intelligence, this would allow the side of the enemy to understand how we are aware of the situation, that is why I operate the following numbers: from 15 to 25 thousand of armed fighters and from 5 to 10 thousand of Russian militants are located on the territory of Ukraine that is temporarily controlled by the terrorist fighters’.
Previously we informed that about 450 Crimean Tatars participate in anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine.