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 Number of terrorist forces reaches 33,000 people with about 80% being Russian mercenaries - Tymchuk

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The number of Russian-terrorist forces in the Donbas reaches about 30,000-33,000 people.

This is stated by Dmytro Tymchuk citing Information Resistance data on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"Almost two army corps of Russian-terrorist troops (about 30,000-33,000 people) are currently deployed under a single centralized command of the DPR and LPR. Of these, only 15-20% are Ukrainian citizens, and the rest are Russian mercenaries," he wrote.

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Tymchuk also noted that the leadership of the terrorist organizations continues to mobilize: "So-called mobilization lists of employees are being compiled at the enterprises and mines in the occupied territories, under the pretext of preparation for the 'offensive Ukrainian troops.' "

"After a series of conflicts and substantial losses in personnel as a result of "cleansing", leaders of the so-called "Cossacks" forces in the occupied territory of the Luhansk region agreed to the LPR leaders' terms regarding the command of this terrorist organization. It was decided that "Cossack" formations will join the "LPR armed forces" as a separate military branch," he added.


 
 
 
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