Poland States That There Are No Polish Mercenaries in Donbas

Monday, June 9, 2014 15:07

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland denied information about Polish contractors allegedly detained in eastern Ukraine by the terrorists. Ministry spokesperson Marcin Wojciechowski made the announcement.

“We do not confirm information about the detention of Polish citizens by separatists among the contractors in eastern Ukraine. It’s part of black PR,” said  Wojciechowski. Continue reading

Russian mercenaries in the Donbas

Who they are, where they came from, what they represent

By Myroslaw Shkandrij

Although Vladimir Putin has so far stopped short of a full-scale invasion of Eastern Ukraine, he has used mercenaries trained by the Russian military to organize anti-government acts in the region. Who are these soldiers and where did they come from? A number of websites and bloggers have provided profiles of some fighters. It is evident from these profiles that the core group was trained by Russian military instructors, mostly in Krasnodarskii Krai in the Kuban. Some of the fighters have dubious pasts, all hold extremist right-wing views. Continue reading