Ukrainian military command: 40,000 Russian soldiers and mercenaries are stationed in Donbas
As many as 40,000 Russian military personnel and mercenaries recruited by them oppose the Ukrainian army in Eastern Ukraine, stated Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in an interview with Liga.net.
“The total number [of militants in the Donbas] which we identify at present is between 39 and 40 thousand. This is the total military group,” he said.
Muzhenko clarified that these were regular Russian military personnel as well as militants hired by them.
“For example, according to the information of the detained Russian contractor Ageyev, in the division he served in, roughly 30% …read more