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The self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic (DND) used in the fighting near Ilovaisk exclusively captured equipment. This was stated by Deputy head of the militia DND Eduard Bacurin, reports “Interfax”.
According to him, the tank units of the Republic were formed on the basis of Ukrainian equipment captured Russian tanks in the battles were not applied. “About any Russian technology there was no question. No evidence is presented. Some of the words. There used former Ukrainian technique that threw here of the Ukrainian military, when he left Donbass”, — said Eduard Basurin.
Also Deputy head of the militia DND confirmed that under Ilovaiskaya used T-72 tanks, as they were in service with the Ukrainian army. “On the territory of Donetsk region there were a few stores with such equipment, for example, under Artem. And after the Ukrainian army withdrew, it came under our control,” he added.
Earlier on August 19 it was reported that a British research team Forensic Architecture, introduced the report, which stated that the Russian military participated in the battles near Ilovaysk in Ukraine in August 2014. In particular, it is alleged that he was in the photo the tank T-72B3 were armed only with the Russian army.
Fights for Ilovaysk was conducted in August 2014 between the parts of the APU, the interior Ministry of Ukraine and volunteer units on one side and the militia DND on the other. Subsequently, these events became known as the “Ilovajskij boiler”, as Ukrainian security forces first occupied a significant part of the city, then found themselves surrounded and in the result of a breakthrough suffered heavy losses, the main military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine has counted 366 dead, and the investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada stated that the number of casualties among the security forces could exceed a thousand men.
Video, photo All from Russia.