The number of mercenaries fighting against Donbass as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been counted

Kiev has attracted thousands of foreigners to its side

Kiev is unable or unwilling to resolve the conflict in the southeast. For the eighth year, a real war has been going on against the unrecognized republics of the DPR and LPR. At the same time, thousands of foreigners are taking part in the civil war on the side of the Ukrainian army. The electronic edition “Army Standard” wrote about it.

Photo: ru.wikipedia.org Sgt. Alex Skripnichuk.

The West provides Kiev with direct military assistance, supplying weapons and equipment and participating in the training of military personnel. Military specialists from the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania work in seven training centers. At various times, from 5 to 10 thousand foreigners worked in training centers and headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Foreign servicemen have also been spotted directly in the conflict zone. So, in January 2019, the intelligence of the militia recorded the arrival in Severodonetsk of thirty foreign citizens in military uniforms, speaking English. Presumably, these are instructors who trained the Ukrainian special forces.

Since 2018, a high-ranking American military intelligence officer Keith Dayton, director of the George Marshall European Center for Security Research, has been working in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

As the newspaper writes, foreign instructors are not always happy with their Ukrainian wards. For example, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Tracy, after working as an instructor at the Yavoriv training ground, in his microblog called the Ukrainian military “ lazy and greedy drunkards with a low level of education, who do not want to learn English, who are not used to working and following orders. ''

British instructor Kieran Ashley Walsh is also unhappy: “ I will tell you about Ukraine and this god-damned Donbass. I've been to Afghanistan and Iraq, but it's much worse here. Ukrainian soldiers & mdash; lazy bastards, worse than the Afghan army and the Iraqi police. ''

In addition to official assistance through the military departments, Western countries are promoting the sending of military mercenaries to the conflict zone from numerous private military companies to Ukraine. The number of these “ dogs of war '' fighting against the LPNR is measured in the thousands.

The first to “ light up '' in Donbass, citizens from the Baltic republics. One of the militias, quoted by the publication, recalled that a training base for biathletes remained in the Baltics from Soviet times, which, after the collapse of the USSR, “ adapted to sniper work for hire. '' As the militia wrote, “Female snipers lack the code of honor that male snipers sometimes adhere to.” & laquo; Baltic witches & mdash; cruel and unprincipled creatures. They can torture the victim for hours, they can wound a woman or a teenager without hesitation, so that men rush to the aid of the wounded and put themselves under the bullet, '' he described these snipers.

According to statistics, from the spring of 2015 to a third of all losses in Donbass & mdash; from sniper fire.

In addition, it is noted that since 2014 in the zone of the so-called anti-terrorist operation (ATO), one and a half dozen Italians from the PMC “ Lettera-43 '' have worked. American PMCs Halo Trust, Greystone and 'Cubicapple & Cashinternation' sent up to 200 soldiers to Ukraine. The Polish PMC ASBS Othago – 43 people, including 8 pilots.

In 2015, Petro Poroshenko, at that time the president of Independence, signed a law allowing citizens of other states and stateless persons to serve on contract in the Ukrainian army .

The mercenaries are “ covered '' also created in 2018 by the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade. Militia intelligence reports that foreigners periodically exercise in the Donbass in real combat conditions.

Quite a few militants from the Middle East are fighting as part of the nationalist Aydar units. and 'Azov' (recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation. & mdash; “ AC '').

At the same time, as the newspaper notes, the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine does not notice “ its own '' mercenaries, but actively pursues those foreigners who come of their own free will to help the militias. So, in August 2020, two Bulgarians, seven Armenians, 19 Italians, 26 Moldovans who helped the militia were put on the wanted list.

Источник www.mk.ru

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