Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have already more tanks than the armies of some NATO countries and Russia is preparing to send more.
The statement was made by the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt on his Twitter.
“The separatists now have larger fighting force with more tanks, armored vehicles, heavy artillery
and rocket systems than some NATO and European countries," wrote Pyatt.
In addition, he has published satellite imagery showing the deployment of separatists' Russian anti-aircraft and artillery weapons near the city of Debaltseve, 70 kilometers north of Donetsk.
“We are confident these are Russian military, not separatists'," the US Ambassador to Ukraine said.
He also said that Russia plans to send a large shipment of supplies to “separatists” fighting in eastern Ukraine.