Russian Ministry of Defense: exact number of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine

11:06 23.06.2022 • Vladimir Kozin , Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences

Russian Ministry of Defense published data on exact number of foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine from February 24, 2022.

Against the backdrop of the Kiev regime's mounting military failures and massive daily losses in manpower and equipment, the flow of foreign mercenaries to Ukraine has not only decreased, but is actually turning in the opposite direction.

Recent empty statements about almost "20,000" foreigners "fighting" against the Russian Armed Forces are just plain lies.

The Russian Defence Ministry monitors and records the presence in Ukraine of every representative of this international gathering of such "headless horsemen".

Moreover, it is not only mercenaries directly involved in combat operations as part of Ukrainian units that are now included in Russian databases. Moscow also takes into account the trainers who have come to train, assist in the operation and repair of Western weapons supplied to Ukraine.

The accumulated statistics include:

- Among European countries, Poland is the undisputed leader in terms of the number of mercenaries both arriving and dying. Since the beginning of the special military operation, 1,831 people have arrived in Ukraine, of whom 378 have already been killed and 272 mercenaries have departed for their homeland. It is followed by Romania with 504 arrivals, 102 deaths and 98 departures. The UK is in third place: 422 arrivals, 101 deaths, 95 departures.

- Among the Americas, Canada leads the way: 601 arrivals, 162 deaths, 169 departures. The USA comes second: 530 arrivals, 214 deaths, 227 departures.

- From the Middle East, Transcaucasus and Asia the largest number, 355 mercenaries, came from Georgia, of whom 120 died and 90 left Ukraine.

There are 200 terrorist fighters redeployed from the US-controlled areas of Jazira region in Syria. To date, 80 have been eliminated and 66 have left Ukraine.

In total, the lists as at June 17, 2022, include mercenaries and weapons operating specialists from 64 countries.

Since the beginning of the special military operation, 6,956 people have arrived in Ukraine, 1,956 have already been eliminated and 1,779 have left the country.

As long as 3,321 mercenaries are alive, not yet captured, or have not yet escaped to the Ukrainian border.