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80% of fighters in Donbas aren’t Ukrainians

March 13, 2015

More than 80% of personnel of illegal armed groups are Russian mercenaries

80% of fighters in Donbas aren’t Ukrainians

Spokesperson of anti-terrorist operation colonel Andriy Lysenko informed this during daily press briefing in Moscow.

According to operative data, here continue intense combat training of Russian-terrorist forces. Teams of instructors consist of Russian citizens who are personnel officers and mercenaries who have significant experience of serving in Russian Armed Forces and participation in hostilities.

According to Colonel Lysenko, only 15-20% of fighters in Donbas are Ukrainian citizens.

‘According to intelligence data, as of March 12 only 15-20% of fighters from illegal armed groups have Ukrainian citizenship, the rest are Russian mercenaries’, – he said.



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