2,900 – military personnel.
On Donbass on a rotational basis with the weapons and equipment are constantly 36 300 Russian mercenaries, of which 2900 – military personnel of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
About it writes “Ukrainian truth” with reference to data of “Crisis media center”.
As of July 2017 in the East of Ukraine are the soldiers of 331 Kostroma airborne regiment, 20th separate motorized rifle brigade (Volgograd) and the 7th air assault brigade from Novorossiysk in Krasnodar region.
Advisor to the chief of staff Viktor Muzhenko Love Cybulski notes that hybridity of this war is, among other things, that Russia creates new military units on the territory of Donbass.
“It’s 1 and 2 of the army corps total staff strength of 36.3 thousand people who are directly subordinated to the Center of the territorial army of the southern military district of the armed forces. The management of these buildings is fully integrated into the overall management system of the southern military district, they are elements, created by Russian standards,” – explained Cybulski.
According to her, this is actually an extension of the armed forces, because they are controlled by Russian command and financed from the army budget of the Russian Federation.
In these case Russia and gaining Russian and other citizens of mercenaries and locals.
“Main command positions 1, 2 buildings is a DTV regular officers of the armed forces. In the first half of 2017, implemented a rotation command of the corps. In particular for tasks 1 AK arrived about 500 higher and senior officers from practically all military districts of the armed forces. In may ended the regular rotation of officers at the tactical level (company/battery battalion/division),” – said Cybulski.
Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze noted that this infographic illustrates the scale of the hypocrisy of Russia, when she denies its presence in the East of Ukraine.
“The fourth year killing Ukrainians, Moscow is sending to death their own citizens… Their dead in this war the Russians buried in unmarked graves that even the dead could not remind them about the crimes of the Kremlin”, – says klympush-Tsintsadze, noting that Russia will have to answer for these crimes.
Also, according to Crisis media center, loss of APU since the beginning of the antiterrorist operation (as at 31 July 2017) amounted to 2309 soldiers. Still 8208 soldiers were injured.
In 2017, from January to August 142 soldiers ATO killed and 1,001 injured. In addition, during the three years of the Russian aggression in the Donbas killed more than 8,000 civilians.
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