There are approximately 4.5-5 thousand Wagnerites in Ukraine
“According to our calculations, there are approximately 4.5-5 thousand of them. Today they work in certain directions, in the first line. It is like assault squads. Moreover, they work in the most threatening directions. We saw their work in Lysychansk, in the direction of Popasna – Bakhmut. These are advanced units operating in the first line of offensive troops,” he said.
According to the words, first of all, they are not sorry. “Secondly, they undergo selection. And there they select those people who have combat experience, who have appropriate training and served in the armed forces of the Russian Federation. As a rule, this is an officer corps. And there are people who can really refuse “. psychologically, mentally, physically the most difficult tasks. These are not regular armed forces – they are of a slightly higher level,” – a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications was present.
Skibitsky’s point is that there are mercenaries from other countries on the territory of Ukraine, but there are few of them.
“They announced there that a whole legion is being created in Syria, that apparently many mercenaries want to leave Africa. They exist, but these groups are not numerous. They also operate under the auspices of “Wagner”. Therefore, we do not yet see the active use of foreign mercenaries. There are there are people from Syria, from Africa, from other countries, but these are not such numerous units as they announced,” he said.