Danish mercenaries “lit up” in the conflict in Ukraine, Copenhagen does not prevent their recruitment. This was announced on February 5 by Russian Ambassador to Denmark Vladimir Barbin.
“In Ukraine, Danish mercenaries also “lit up”. The Danish government did not prevent their recruitment by the Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen, although such activity contradicts the status of a diplomatic mission, ”RIA Novosti quotes the diplomat.
Mercenaries from dozens of countries are taking part in the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry pointed out. So, earlier on February 5, it became known that the intelligence officers of the Western Military District occupied several Ukrainian positions, including those on which there were militants from Poland.
Earlier, on February 3, the head of the National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, said that an increase in the number of mercenaries from Europe was noted in the special operation zone. According to him, they have significant experience in participating in armed conflicts, but the Russian Guards demonstrate higher professionalism.
A day earlier, it was reported that US Army veteran Pete Reed died in Artemovsk (Ukrainian name – Bakhmut).
On January 29, military analyst Alexander Mikhailov told Izvestiya that mercenaries from at least 50 states are working with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, most of all in the contingent of mercenaries are Poles, in second place are Romanians.
On January 24, it became known about the death of two British mercenaries who fought on the side of Ukraine. Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 48, went missing on January 7 during heavy fighting.
Before that, on January 19, The Washington Post reported that from 1,000 to 3,000 foreign mercenaries were taking part in the fighting on the side of Ukraine.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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