The number of Russian forces and the amount of military equipment delivered to Donbass since the start of the year allows establishing a new military formation of occupational troops.
The representative of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine's Defense Ministry Vadym Skibitskyi informed about it at the briefing on Friday, UNIAN reports.
'Starting from January 1, a sufficient quantity of arms and military equipment that allows creating a new military formation of the enemy were delivered from Russian territory to some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts,' he said.
According to Skibitskyi, RF continues to deliver weapons and military equipment, as well as mercenaries to the territory controlled by occupational troops.
'Just in a week, the fighters of the 1st and 2nd army corps delivered 38 tanks, 14 armored vehicles, 12 artillery systems, as well as 1750 tons of fuel and more than 560 tons of ammunition by rail and road,' said Skibitsky.
According to the data of the Main Intelligence Department, in April, more than 8 thousand 200 tons of fuel, which is 52% of the total volume of fuel that is supplied into the territory of the occupied regions since the beginning of this year, were delivered to the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass from the territory of Russia.
At the same time, Skibitsky emphasized that there was a delivery of not only the military hardware from the warehouses of the AFU, but also repaired military equipment, which was previously supplied from Ukraine to Russia.
In particular, 68 tanks, 140 BMP-armored personnel carriers, and 20 units of artillery systems and tankers were supplied.
'This amount is sufficient for the formation of a motorized infantry brigade with power component of armored force vehicles,' said Skibitsky.
He also asserted that an additional delivery of more than 50 tankers to the territory of Ukraine in April is related to the fact that Russian occupational Command tries to provide the autonomy and mobility for armored formations, which are equipped with self-propelled artillery platforms.