About 200 Russian troops deployed to occupied Donbas for rotation

 Russia has sent about 200 servicemen to the occupied territory of Donetsk region for the purpose of rotation, they have been placed near the settlement of Manuilivka, the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.

"In order not to lose control over the temporarily occupied part of Donbas and illegal armed formations, Kremlin penholders have recently sent an unusual humanitarian cargo - about two hundred officers. According to intelligence from the ATO headquarters, they are probably representatives of the regular military formations of the aggressor country that were placed on the "East" military range near the settlement of Manuilivka in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region," the press center of the ATO headquarters said on Facebook on Thursday.

The staff notes that after "acclimatization" these servicemen will replace other Russian soldiers who are rotationally stationed in the so-called units and military units of illegal armed formations.

"It should be added that with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On peculiarities of the state policy on securing the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the stay of the Russian armed forces, other military formations and the activities of the Russian occupation authorities is recognized as illegal and contrary to the norms and principles of the international humanitarian law," the ATO HQ said.