The Kremlin has questioned the data provided by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the victims during the conflict in the Donbass.
“I don’t think we have reason to trust the intelligence of Kiev. I think, certainly, our special services have statistics on possible numbers”, — told reporters the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, reports RBC.
On the eve Poroshenko, speaking in Washington, said that, according to him, during the operation killed more than 2700 of the Ukrainian military. The total number of deaths, according to the Ukrainian leader, is 10 thousand people. The Russian side has repeatedly stressed that the military of the Russian Federation does not participate in the conflict in the Donbass, and also not present on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition, speaking in the U.S., Poroshenko said that the Russian leadership is going to place in Crimea nuclear weapons. “Russia has a strong militarization of the Crimea. It also aims to put nuclear weapons there,” he said. (quoted by “Interfax-Ukraine”).
In response to a request of journalists to comment on this statement, Sands noted that since Crimea is Russian territory, Moscow “no one is going to discuss the operation on its own territory, undertaken in strict accordance with the principles of international law”.