https://www.rt.com/information/561074-ukraine-foreign-fighters-kharkov/Dozens of international fighters eradicated in strike on Ukrainian base – Russia

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Greater than 90 mercenaries have been killed in a high-precision strike within the metropolis of Kharkov, the Protection Ministry says

Dozens of international mercenaries, preventing for Kiev in opposition to Moscow, have been killed in an assault on a compound within the metropolis of Kharkov in northeastern Ukraine, Russia’s Protection Ministry stated on Thursday.

“A brief base of international mercenaries within the metropolis of Kharkov was hit with a ground-based high-precision weapon. Greater than 90 militants had been killed,” ministry’s spokesman Lieutenant Basic Igor Konashenkov introduced throughout his every day briefing.

The Russian Air Pressure additionally struck Ukrainian manpower and army {hardware} in Kherson and Nikolaev Areas, eliminating 80 combatants and injuring 50 others, he added.

Compounds, internet hosting international mercenaries in Ukraine, have already been focused by Russia a number of instances this month, resulting in a number of casualties.

Hundreds of fighters from Poland, Canada, the US, the UK and different international locations responded to a name by President Vladimir Zelensky and flocked to Ukraine. In April, the Russian army estimated their numbers at practically 7,000. Nevertheless, final month it stated that solely 2,741 international fighters remained in Ukraine.

A lot of them had been killed, whereas others fled to their residence international locations and later complained about chaos within the ranks of the Kiev forces, and an absence of arms and different tools.

Konashenkov had earlier warned that mercenaries aren’t seen as combatants beneath worldwide regulation and “the most effective factor that awaits them if they’re captured alive is a trial and most jail phrases.”

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