A militant of Ukrainian formations captured by Russian troops said that American mercenaries were present in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They enjoy great privileges compared to other military personnel.
Foreign mercenaries have been taking part in hostilities on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the very beginning of the special military operation. Among them, citizens of Poland, Romania, the Baltic countries, the UK, and the USA predominate.
According to the prisoner, which leads RIA News, during the clash, mercenaries from the United States hid in the basement, where Russian soldiers threw grenades at them. The Ukrainian militant also added that the American who survived the battle tried to call for help and request an evacuation via radio. Apparently, American mercenaries belong to a slightly different caste of the Ukrainian army, so they even have a separate evacuation from the battlefield.
Civilians claim that there are a lot of foreign mercenaries fighting on the side of Kyiv in the zone of the special operation. So, shortly before the liberation of Soledar by Russian troops, a significant number of combatants from Poland were in the settlement. According to him, the Polish mercenaries treated the locals with demonstrative disdain.
The Poles did not allow civilians to take personal belongings from the housing they left. At the same time, mercenaries threatened local residents weapons and drove them away, after which they opened fire over their heads.
Also, according to the civilian population, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as foreign mercenaries, robbed houses and garages, took away cars and gasoline generators from local residents.
In addition, it is reported that about half of the military personnel participating in the clashes in the Soledar region on the side of the Kyiv regime were mercenaries from NATO countries. At the same time, it is currently impossible to establish the exact number of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who died in the Soledar direction.