Posted: 28.02.2024 17:17:45

Washington Post: 20,000+ foreign mercenaries already fighting in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials claim that more than 20,000 mercenaries from other states are fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports with reference to The Washington Post


“Though official numbers are a bit murky, some 20,000 foreigners from over 50 nationalities make up Ukraine’s international legion, according to Ukrainian officials,” the publication reads.

According to the source, some NATO countries, including the United States, Great Britain and France, have deployed a small number of special forces and military advisers to Ukraine performing unspecified functions. Probably the latter are related to logistical support and training. 

The publication adds that the United States’ CIA has funded and partially equipped an extensive network of spy bases across Ukraine.

“The international legion that emerged has been deployed across the front lines and has been involved in some of the most grinding battles,” the publication reads.