24.07.14 07:31

Pentagon: Russia Continues to Arm and Train Separatists

Despite questions about its possible role in last week’s downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine, Russia continues to arm and train pro-Russian separatists in the region and has dispatched more than 100 additional pieces of military equipment across the border in recent days.

The Pentagon spokesman said about it today, Censor.NET reports, citing the US Department of Defense.

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"We know that they sent, for example, last week a column of over 100 vehicles which included tanks, artillery, multiple launch rocket systems," Army Col. Steve Warren said, adding that these actions are consistent with Moscow's behavior in eastern Ukraine for several months.

Moscow, he added, continues to maintain as many as 12,000 troops along the Ukrainian border.

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