This was announced by Lieutenant Colonel of the LPR in retirement Andrei Marochko.

Marochko noted that the Ukrainian press did not mention the fact of the presence of foreign "extras" in Artemovsk.

"(They. - RT) recorded the situation, and, in fact, it was a reconnaissance on the ground, "RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Marochko said that foreigners were preparing a report for decision-making.

Earlier, Marochko said that the transfer of elite units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Artemovsk indicates a difficult situation for Kiev.

He noted that the Ukrainian military lost up to 4.5 thousand personnel in a week killed and wounded in the battles in the area of Artemovsk in the DPR.

As reported, the Armed Forces of Ukraine also use German PARM anti-tank mines in the area of Artemovsk.