On August 15, “Prime Minister” of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko made a statement during a DNR leadership session that the Russia-backed terrorists had been bolstered by reinforcements from Russia. The 6-minute video with Zakharchenko’s speech was posted on the channel Novorossia TV in Youtube.
(English translation made by The Telegraph)
According to Zakharchenko, reinforcements consisted of 150 military vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200 military personnel trained in Russia for 4 months. “We received reinforcements at the most crucial moment,” – emphasized one of terrorist leaders.
He also added that at that time “a corridor between Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic was established”.
On August 17, Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview with radio station “Govorit Moskva” (Moscow Speaking) refuted Zakharchenko’s statement claiming that “no equipment is being supplied there”.