Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied that Russia has delivered tanks to pro-Russia rebels in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.
“It [Donbass] is part of Ukraine, after all; these are the areas uncontrolled by Kiev but still this is Ukraine,” the presidential spokesman said on Friday.
“Even though Ukraine is consistently rejecting these regions. That is why, it is, perhaps, necessary to ask Kiev about why this situation has developed,” Peskov said.
“Naturally, [tanks have arrived for Donbass] not from Russia,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
“No volunteers are dispatched through any official channels [from Russia] to that region [Donbass],” Peskov emphasized.
“Naturally, we know that there are Russian citizens who voluntarily set off for the region to defend people from aggressive actions of the Ukrainian armed forces,” he noted.