World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Army Europe commander Ben Hodges said on Wednesday that Russian troops were intervening directly in fighting in the Debaltseve area of Ukraine, and if the offensive succeeded, they may turn their attention to the port city of Mariupol.
"It's very obvious from the amount of ammunition, type of equipment, there's direct Russian military intervention in the Debaltseve area," Lieutenant General Hodges said during a visit to a NATO base at Szczecin in north-west Poland.
"I do worry that if they're successful in Debaltseve they will shift their attention to Mariupol. I don't know that but I'm concerned," he said.
Hodges also said that Russia had 10 battalions of soldiers near the eastern Ukrainian border.Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Şubat 2015, 15:42