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Dozens of international mercenaries killed in Ukraine – Russia

Over 100 fighters from Poland and Germany have been eradicated and greater than 50 injured, the Defense Ministry has claimed

The Russian navy has killed dozens of mercenaries in Ukraine in high-precision strikes, the Defense Ministry claimed on Monday.

It mentioned the Russian Air Force had hit a mercenary deployment level in Kharkov Region. “More than 100 militants from Poland as well as Germany were killed, with more than 50 injured,” the assertion learn.

According to the Defense Ministry, Russian airstrikes on the fight positions of the 63rd Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade in Kherson Region resulted within the 105th and 107th battalions of the unit dropping greater than 160 fighters.

Meanwhile, an artillery assault on the positions of the 66th Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade within the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) worn out “more than 70% of personnel in the unit’s third battalion.” Another high-precision strike near the settlements of Ugledar, Vodyanoye and Dobrovolye, within the DPR, that was performed in opposition to the 53rd Mechanized and 68th Chaser Infantry brigades killed greater than 260 fighters.

In early August, the ministry claimed that it had eradicated “more than 80 foreign mercenaries and 11 units of special equipment,” that have been part of Ukraine’s ‘International Legion’ in southeastern Ukraine.

Earlier, the ministry revealed that since February 24 – the day Russia started its navy offensive – greater than 7,100 mercenaries from greater than 60 nations had arrived in Ukraine. The navy says that it’s actively monitoring the international fighters and specialists, noting that their quantity had been decreased to 2,190 as of early August.

In April, nonetheless, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the perfect factor the international mercenaries may count on in Ukraine was a “long term in prison.” In June, he additionally famous that whereas a whole bunch had been killed by Russian long-range precision weapons “shortly after their arrival,” many of the international fighters have been eradicated “due to a low level of training and a lack of real combat experience.”

Regarding its personal casualties, Moscow has not up to date the numbers since March, when it reported 1,351 navy personnel killed and three,825 wounded.

Russia despatched troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to offer the areas of Donetsk and Lugansk particular standing throughout the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, have been first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s important purpose was to make use of the ceasefire to purchase time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics as impartial states and demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a impartial nation that can by no means be part of any Western navy bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was fully unprovoked.

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