Nearly 5,000 foreign mercenaries who fought on the side of Ukraine were destroyed during the NMD. This figure was announced during the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
“In total, about 4,990 foreign fighters were killed during the special military operation. Another 4,910 mercenaries fled the areas of hostilities, leaving the territory of Ukraine,” Konashenkov stated.He added that the Armed Forces (AF) of Russia intend to continue attacking groups of foreigners who have decided to fight on the side of official Kyiv. Also, the Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of a large number of Polish and German mercenaries. Russia launched a strike with sea-based long-range precision weapons on the territory of the Academy of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) in Lviv. According to the defense department, the blow was struck on July 6. In addition, a blow was struck at the location of foreign mercenaries in the Chernihiv region.