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RIA: South Ossetia suddenly confirmed sending troops to Ukraine

A few hours ago, the leader of the Republic entity South Ossetia self-proclaimed Anatoly Bibilov through his personal Telegram channel said that the armed forces of this entity had arrived Donbass – eastern Ukraine – to participate in the Russian military campaign.

A few days earlier, unnamed Pentagon officials also revealed to US media that Russia is mobilizing additional forces from Georgia – including two pro-Russian entities in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

It is known that the official force of the two entities mentioned above is between 5,500 and 7,000 fighters – not to mention more than 53,000 in reserve and this is only a figure dating from before 2008 – the time of the Southern War. Ossetia.

South Ossetian fighters were filmed by Russians on their way to Ukraine on March 17.

Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said that Russian forces were trying to control Novomykhailivka (about 40 km southwest of Donetsk) and Novobakhmutivka (about 50 km north of Donetsk).

General Konashenkov also noted that the conduct of attacks after the gathering of a large force of the Russian side caused heavy casualties to the enemy.

At the Mariupol front, the Russian news agency RT also posted pictures taken by their reporters at the scene and noted that Russian forces continued their military operations to wipe out enemy gunmen in the area. port city.

According to previous Topwar.ru estimates – Russian forces have controlled up to 80% of the city and the last Ukrainian fighters are still entrenched in the central area and the southwestern urban strip – overlooking the Sea of ​​Azov. However, the Russian news site also emphasized that more and more Ukrainian gunmen are turning out to bring foreign weapons with the excuse that their ammunition has run out.

RT’s reportage in Mariupol.


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