Russia sends 20,000 mercenaries to Danbas

Russia has deployed 20,000 mercenaries in a resumption of operations in Ukraine’s Donbass region. They have been gathered there from different countries including Syria and Libya. They have been sent to war without any heavy weapons and armor. The Guardian quoted a European official as saying.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The official said the number of mercenaries deployed in eastern Ukraine could be between 10,000 and 20,000. It is difficult to say how many of them came from Syria, Libya and other countries. They were hired by the Russian merchant company Wagner Group.

He added that they had been relocated from Syria and Libya to eastern Danbas. They are being used en masse against the resistance of Ukraine. They are basically infantry. They do not have any equipment and armored vehicles.

ormer Syrian soldiers are offered between থেকে 600 and মাসে 3,000 a month, depending on their rank and experience fighting in Ukraine. Wagner is said to have taken most of the troops fighting in Libya to Ukraine. Russia has reached an agreement with Moscow-backed Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar to send Libyan fighters to Ukraine. Ukraine’s military intelligence service has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Ukraine’s intelligence have been made more than once.

These mercenaries are being used to thwart Russia’s efforts to occupy eastern Ukraine as far as possible. According to Western defense officials, the Kremlin is in a hurry to achieve something like a declaration of victory. President Vladimir Putin wants to announce this during a military parade in Moscow on May 9 to commemorate World War II.

The European official said Russia had four goals in the second phase of the war in Ukraine. Occupying the Danbus, establishing a land connection with Crimea, for which the besieged city of Mariupol is important, occupying the Kherson Administrative Territory to ensure the supply of potable water to Crimea, and occupying additional territory, which could be used as a ‘buffer zone’ or bargaining tool.

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