Media: More than 36,000 Russian mercenaries stationed in the Donbas
There are constantly 36,000 Russian mercenaries in the Donbas on a rotational basis, with weapons and equipment. Of them, 2900 are regular soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces (RAF),Ukrayinska Pravda reported with reference to the Crisis Media Center.
As of July 2017, in Eastern Ukraine there were soldiers of the 331st Guards Airborne Regiment, the 20th Motor Rifle Brigade (Volgograd), and the 7th Air Assault Brigade from Novorossiysk in Krasnodar Krai.
Lyubov Tsybulskaya, advisor to General Staff Chief Viktor Muzhenko, notes that one aspect of the hybrid nature of this war is the fact that Russia is creating new military divisions in …read more