The Russian Ministry of Defence claimed that amid the disruption of the next wave of mobilization in Ukraine, and in order to conceal the catastrophic losses of the military personnel of the AFU, the Kiev regime has intensified recruitment in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to attract more foreign mercenaries.
In total, since February 24, 2022, 11675 foreign mercenaries from 84 countries have officially arrived in Ukraine to participate in hostilities on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The largest number of mercenaries arrived in Ukraine in March-April 2022, but after the first losses suffered, the flow of foreign fighters sharply decreased.
Most of them came from:
- Poland (more than 2.6 thousand people),
- the USA and Canada (900 or more people),
- Georgia (more than 800 people),
- Great Britain and Romania (700 or more people each),
- Croatia (more than 300 people),
- as well as from France and the Turkish-controlled part of Syria (according to 200 or more people).
As of June 30, the destruction of 4,845 foreign mercenaries in hostilities has been reliably confirmed, in the vast majority from the United States, Canada and European countries. 4,801 more foreign fighters escaped from the territory of Ukraine, having dealt with the attitude of the Kiev regime towards them. Today, 2,029 mercenaries continue to operate in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to information received during interrogations of captured Ukrainian servicemen, the commanders of the AFU units operating on front lines are not held accountable for losses among foreign mercenaries. The Ukrainian command first throws units fleshed out with foreign mercenaries into bloody assaults on Russian positions. Evacuation of wounded mercenaries is organized on a residual basis, only after the evacuation of Ukrainian servicemen.
According to available data, due to the high losses of personnel, the Kiev regime launched the recruitment of foreign mercenaries in Argentina, Brazil, Afghanistan, Iraq and in areas controlled by the Americans in Syria in the last month. Due to the sharp drop in interest in dying “for the Kiev regime” in Poland, the UK and other European countries, recruitment activities in the USA and Canada have been intensified. This work is being carried out on the basis of Ukrainian foreign institutions with the assistance of Western intelligence services, primarily the CIA and private military companies controlled by it (Academi, Cubic and Dean Corporation).
Foreign mercenaries are used by the Kiev regime as “cannon fodder”. No one from the Ukrainian command regrets their lives. Therefore, they have only choice to escape from Ukraine or die.
The Russian military will continue to destroy foreign mercenaries in the course of the special military operation, regardless of their location on the territory of Ukraine.
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