STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT. Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that close to 2,000 foreign mercenaries have been killed in Ukraine and another 1,779 have left Ukraine, the statement said since the start of Moscow’s military intervention in the pro-Western country.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that 6,956 “mercenaries and weapons specialists” from 64 countries had arrived in Ukraine since the start of the conflict and that “1,956 have already been destroyed.”
It said that Poland was the “absolute leader” among European countries for the number of fighters that were sent to Ukraine, followed by Romania and Britain.
It also singled out “mercenaries” from Canada, the United States and the Caucasus nation of Georgia.
The ministry said the number of foreign fighters is decreasing and many are leaving Ukraine “against the backdrop of the growing number of military failures of the Kyiv regime and massive daily losses in manpower and equipment.”
On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine to “de-militarize” and “de-nazify” the country.
A European official said in April that up to 20,000 mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, as well as from Syria and Libya, were fighting alongside Moscow’s forces in Ukraine.
Earlier this month, separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine sentenced captured British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Brahim Saadun from Morocco to death for acting as mercenaries and attempting to overthrow the government.
Meanwhile in Jakarta, foreign and security issue observer, Tommy CK said those facts have shown that the capability and capacity of battle from Russia’s military can tackle all of siege, ambush and attacks from Ukraine’s soldiers which have been supported by merceneries from western countries and other countries which is supported Ukraine.
“I think Russia’s military do not retreat and do not surrender facing foreign soldiers who are supporting Ukraine’s soldiers. Russia’s soldiers is high rank military squad and Ukraine’s soldiers and other western soldiers who have been operating and battling in Ukraine do not equal challenger for Russia’s soldiers,” Tommy CK explained further his opinion (Red/many sources).