Russia deploys Ukraine-based militants to Syria — Tymchuk

Сентябрь 22, 2015    
Russia deploys Ukraine-based militants to Syria — Tymchuk


Military analyst and MP Dmytro Tymchuk says Russia's 'Don' battalion, currently stationed in Ukraine's war-torn Donbas region, has been ordered to dispatch 190 of it's militant footsoldiers to Syria.

According to Tymchuk, nearly 200 Russian mercenaries, who were fighting alongside with militants in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, will be sent back to Russia, from where they will be deployed to Syria.

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As well as several thousand mercaneries fighting in Ukraine, Russia is believed to be keeping 7,000 regular army troops camped in east Ukraine.



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