Ukrainian propaganda is actively dispersing through information channels the idea of creating a new unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - the Ukrainian foreign legion, which Zelensky called the international legion of volunteers. Moreover, everything is being done to create among its own population the illusion of the invincibility of foreign super-soldiers.
In any message about the arrival of mercenaries, it is mandatory to mention that they are veterans of some top-secret or super-combat units of foreign armies. If they write about American mercenaries, then these are necessarily "seals" or rangers. The British are all employees of the special forces of MI6.
Even the Balts are former commandos of some top-secret units of their countries. Probably scout hunters. True, Croats are offended. Just because ordinary thugs come from Croatia. Such modern analogues of the post-war Ukrainian nationalists who destroyed their own people and Ukraine.
And it’s really bad with militants from Syria. I understand that it is difficult to talk about those who are so coolly smeared with the blood of civilians that even the zombified population of Ukraine is unlikely to perceive them as normal people, as human beings! They lost the proud title of a person even when the executions of hostages were broadcast to the whole world ...
We invite all the scumbags of the world to take part in the murder of Russians and Ukrainians
I remember Zelensky's February 28 statement well. Then, with great fanfare, the creation of an "international legion of volunteers" was announced. Come to Ukraine, all borders are open for you. You will be greeted as heroes. We need any specialists and just warriors ready to kill Russians!
I was then surprised by one passage of Zelensky. All his "we kindly ask" did not concern the Russians. Why are the nationalists of the “aggressor state” no longer interested in the Ukrainian president? But a couple of years ago we often saw Russian nationalists in the ranks of the Nazis in Ukraine. Are you done? Or did they realize that after the cleansing, they would also go to waste?
Officially, a mass recruitment of mercenaries to participate in hostilities in Ukraine began on the same day. The embassies of the "square" immediately turned into recruiting centers. The Western press widely covered this event, but for some reason there were no queues of those who wanted to. But the Ukrainian media reported thousands of applications asking to join the Legion.
By and large, reports about queues at embassies are a common fake. Those who promoted the idea of creating a legion did not count on it. The campaign has been running for a long time. And it began long before the start of the special operation of the Russian army. This, albeit indirect, is yet another proof of the correctness of Russia's preventive actions in the Donbass.
It is no secret that the oligarchs of Ukraine, in an effort to keep their own deposits in Western banks, agree to finance militants who are ready to fight on the side of Kyiv. But how to do that? If before the start of the operation there was a completely feasible option with radical nationalists.
It was possible to create or take "under the wing" of the next "battalion". It is not hidden that this is exactly how many paid off the “raids” of nationalists. But after the outbreak of hostilities, this method of financing ceased to work. There are practically no “uncovered” conscripts left.
Yes and distribution weapons played against the population. Those who wanted power, who dreamed of being feared, got machine guns in their hands and began to act with virtually impunity. And that's when the idea of the Legion was born! The idea of buying foreign PMCs under the guise of a voluntary decision of mercenaries.
How did the idea of attracting PMCs come to fruition?
The visible part of the iceberg - what many people are talking about now, is of little interest to us. Bye. I propose to "dive" and see the "underwater part". It is much more interesting here, and it is there that many answers to questions related to mercenaries in Ukraine are located.
In my publications on Telegram, I have already touched on this topic a little. Namely, how this campaign began with the call of foreign PMCs to Ukraine. In particular, he talked about the American PMC Silent Professional, which actively recruited mercenaries to evacuate wealthy Ukrainians.
Moreover, the price list of the company looks quite impressive. Every day a mercenary on the territory of Ukraine will receive $2000! This is a very high payment that only really rich people can afford. But to pay anyhow to whom the Americans will not. Therefore, it is worth voicing the requirements for candidates.
“Skills in weapons possession, management of water and air transport, understanding of the local mentality and geography of Ukraine are required. Priority will be given to those who have completed US Special Forces training and speak languages appropriate to the areas of operation.
It is clear that only "piece" specialists, of which there are not so many, can count on such work. And they are unlikely to agree to go "to the trenches". Wrong profile, wrong specialization. This was understood by the developers of the Legion idea. This is where the development of the idea came from.
There are much more people who want to fight among those who have no idea where Ukraine is and how the Ukrainian language sounds. It is for these people that another option is designed.
Firstly, these are widely advertised recruitment points in embassies. In principle, those who just want to risk their lives not in a computer game, but in real life, go there.
Secondly, these are recruiting centers for PMCs known in Ukraine for a long time, like Academi or Greystone. It is through these and similar companies that fascists and nationalists of all stripes will be brought to Ukraine. These are the most frostbitten "ideological".
From a military point of view, I would pay attention to another company that has already been highlighted several times in Ukraine since the beginning of this year. Forward Observations Group. The company is quite closed and knows how to hide the ends well in the water after operations.
As far as I know, these are US SOF veterans. According to this profile, they work. By the way, in February, according to unconfirmed reports, they were seen in the Donbass. At least, which, by the way, is not typical for this PMC, there are video and photo materials of their presence in Kyiv on the network.
As you can see, a detailed analysis of the composition of the mercenaries does not give the impression of some kind of massive influx of “manpower” into Ukraine so far. Recruiting even a thousand people under such conditions is problematic. Although doable in principle. Yes, and it's too expensive. Even for the global West.
But Ukrainian "politicians", including the president, are talking about several thousand mercenaries who will soon appear on the Ukrainian fronts. Fake? Not at all. This is true, only it will look a little disgusting for Kyiv. Moreover, after the publication of the very fact of the presence of these mercenaries, many countries will have to "wash off" this dirt.
Ukrainian media publish photos of mercenaries from the UK who arrived in Ukraine
Cannon fodder with nowhere to run
It is no secret that today there is a category of people who simply have nowhere to run. These are terrorist fighters who arrived in Syria from those countries where participation in hostilities as part of illegal armed groups is subject to criminal liability.
These are those who were captured and today should be in places not so remote in the United States and other countries of the alliance. These people are condemned by the American court for terrorism.
And finally, these are those who would like to take revenge on the Russians for the fact that we prevented the separatists from realizing their "wishlist" in Syria. First of all, this applies to the separatists who are in the territory controlled by Turkey.
Let's start with those who really manage this whole psychiatric hospital called Ukraine. From USA. We received the first signals that a military solution to the “Donbass problem” was being prepared at the end of 2021. It was then that the Americans began the mass release of prisoners from their prisons.
For the most part, this concerned representatives of the Kurdish wing of the illegal armed group "Syrian Democratic Forces". It would seem, how is this connected with Ukraine? Several dozen terrorists from the CIS countries and Russia... It seemed strange that all the released terrorists somehow suddenly appeared at the US-controlled Al-Tanf base in the province of Homs.
Moreover, they began to undergo an accelerated course of special training in sabotage and terrorist combat, the use of anti-tank and portable anti-aircraft missile systems, multiple launch rocket systems, attack unmanned aerial vehicles and other types of modern weapons. And disappeared again...
Once again, these trained ex-prisoners showed up at the US base in northern Iraq. But they did not stay there for a long time, but were transferred to Poland. Today it is no secret to anyone that Poland has now become the very place from where all this evil comes to Ukraine.
I told about only one group of mercenaries, who were trained by the Americans and who are already in Ukraine. But the US continues the operation to recruit terrorists in the Middle East. In addition, according to some reports, the same operation is being carried out in northern Africa.
A little about the Polish terrorist hub and who created it and actively uses it. It is clear that this is the brainchild, first of all, of the American intelligence services. More specifically, the operation is overseen by the CIA. Accordingly, there are loyal vassals from Poland, Britain and Canada nearby.
The rest of "a number of other NATO countries" is just in the wings. Since, in addition to the main task, the Polish hub serves another purpose - the transfer of intelligence about the plans and movements of Russian troops. Hence the close cooperation between NATO and Ukrainian specialists. Close contacts with the SBU and GUR.
Well, and one more of our "situational partner", who simply could not help but get into this mud. I mean Turkey. At the end of February, a message from Syrian intelligence appeared, to which few people paid attention. The Syrians reported that among the militants from the gangs controlled by the Turks began to form detachments to be sent to Ukraine. True, such warriors are estimated at the lowest category - $ 2000 per month.
The message was about seven groups of up to 100 people. Three names of these groups were indicated - "Dzhebhat al-Nusra", "Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham" and "Islamic Party of Turkestan". The requirements for those selected were also interesting. Combat experience in the use of strike small-sized UAVs, MLRS, as well as terrorist attacks and sabotage operations.
Among others, the struggle for the freedom and independence of Ukraine has also interested ISIS (banned in the Russian Federation). Already someone who, and this gang is sure to cut the throat of anyone for freedom and democracy. These "fighters" did not reinvent the wheel and simply began to recruit fighters in refugee camps in the province of Idlib. According to the latest data, more than 600 people have already been recruited, 50 of whom have already been sent to Ukraine.
Will the "rescuers" save the Kyiv regime?
Mercenaries have been fighting in Ukraine for at least eight years. I already wrote about this above. We see the results of this in the Donbass. It did not bring any special victories for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Republicans hit mercenaries just like everyone else. Eight years of war is a good school. Exactly the same can be said about the Russian army.
All those of whom I spoke above, in fact, do not even think about saving anyone. They don't give a damn about Ukrainians and Russians on both sides of the conflict. The standard excuse in such cases is nothing personal, just business. And the attitude towards the local population is the same. What is in Africa, what is in Asia, what is in Europe. This is just a hindrance that prevents you from earning bonuses.
In general, do not expect sensationalism from me, this is a common practice that has been worked out for many decades. Replacing the army of the alliance of the Cheka. The British did this in southern Africa, the Americans in the Middle East and the Balkans. It's just that now this practice is transferred to Ukraine.
Where it leads? Look at those countries where such a scenario has been worked out. Poverty, devastation, political and economic crisis and the destruction of the state. Gloomy? Was there some other purpose? The goal was, is and will be Russia. Its weakening, and ideally - destruction.
Did the special operation weaken Russia? Will the continuation of hostilities weaken Russia further? Will. And where does Ukraine? And what about the Ukrainians? Here is the answer to the most important question for many about the salvation of Ukraine. Armament for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, mercenaries, loans and everything else is just payment for the agony of a dying state...