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Zakharchenko: Donetsk has up to 40 thousand skilled military in reserve
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 14:21
Today the Ukrainian group in Donbass exceeds the number of the Armed Forces the People's Republics, but the enemy should know that Donetsk has in reserve up to 40 thousand skilled soldiers only on the territory of the DPR.
It was stated at a press conference by the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, when he was commenting on the threat of offensive on the Ukrainian side.
According to him, the reserve is based on volunteers with combat experience.
'Concerning mobilization, if necessary, we will sure have it. The enemy exceeds us in the amount of troops, and considerably at that, it exceeds us in the number of military equipment and weapons. As for mobilization... I do not think it right to call 18-year-old boys, untrained and uneducated, to the army. I think wed will call volunteers. They can give us from 30 to 40 thousand only on our territory. These are people who have already fought. Well, if it is absolutely necessary, unbearably difficult, then we will announce mobilization,' said Zakharchenko.
DONi News Agency