Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a position near the eastern Ukrainian city of Konstantinovka July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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The column had arrived unchallenged from the city of Mariupol, in Ukraine's southeast, on Wednesday evening.The Kiev loyalists are stationed some 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the south of Donetsk, the biggest city in the east of Ukraine, currently held by pro-Russian separatists.As to the exact nature of the mission, Yuri says that depends on the orders the soldiers finally receive.There are no precise details of how many Ukrainian troops are stationed in the area around Donetsk. But according to eyewitnesses a column of vehicles up to two kilometres (1.25 miles) long was spotted on Wednesday night.
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