December 10, 2014 15:12
Russian military specialists working in Donetsk region at Ukrainian chief of staff's request - official
MOSCOW. Dec 10 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has dispatched a group of military specialists led by Lt. Gen. Alexander Lentsov to the Donetsk region at the request of the Ukrainian armed forces chief of staff, says Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the chief of staff of the Russian armed forces.
"Representatives of the Russian armed forces led by Lt. Gen. Alexander Lentsov have been sent to the community of Debaltseve in the Donetsk region at Ukrainian armed forces chief of staff Col. Gen. Viktor Muzhenko's request," Gerasimov said at a meeting with military attaches of a number of foreign countries on Wednesday.
"This mission has been tasked, together with the OSCE, with helping the conflicting parties, which are the Ukrainian forces and the local militia, to find compromise solutions on de-escalating the tension and withdrawing the troops from the contact line," he said.
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