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Swedish think tank shows supply of Russian heavy weapons to Donbas

SIPRI does not expand on scope of supplies.

Swedish think tank shows supply of Russian heavy weapons to Donbas
Russian weaponry in Donbas
Photo: Photo: Max Levin

Russia supplied militants in the east Ukrainian with tanks, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank weapons, says this week's report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI),

The think tank, engaged in the worldwide study of arms exports does not expand on the scope of supplies.

As follows from the study, the Russian arms exports increased by 4.7% a year between 2007-2011 and 2012-2016. Thus, in the period from 2012 to 2016, Russia has supplied arms to 50 countries, including terrorists in Donbas.

SIPRI does not disclose sources of information.

In late January, the EU court acknowledged deliveries of Russian weapons to Donbas.