According to Tymchuk, besides heavy weapons and military equipment, mercenaries also penetrate the territory of Ukraine (mostly reserve soldiers recruited through military conscription points in Russia). In addition, Russian enlisted military personnel is being transferred from the Russian territory to the Donbas.
"As for the Russian military staff personnel, there are at least 300 of them operating in Ukraine. Most of them are technical military experts. Their permanent deployment is mostly the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation. These soldiers are "thrown into" Ukraine without documents in unmarked uniforms ("little green men" format)," the expert said.
In addition, Russian special forces and groups are operating in the territory of Ukraine.
"As we reported earlier, sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the GRU redeployed in the Rostov region to the border with Ukraine were to be dropped into Ukraine on July 15. On the morning of July 16 there are reports of at least two such groups operating in the territory of Ukraine in the border areas of the Luhansk region, " Tymchuk said.
He also stated, that there is confirmation that the shelling of the Russian Federation territory is carried out by the militants under the instructions of the terrorist organizations operating in the Donbas.