Russia received a request from the United States to consider American mercenaries as combatants

The United States asked Russia to consider American mercenaries fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as combatants - soldiers of a foreign state, who are subject to relevant international agreements. This was announced by Deputy Head of the Russian Diplomatic Department Sergei Ryabkov.

As far as I understand, the topic was not continued, there was a certain signal from the American side, mainly focused on the fact that these persons should be classified as combatants within the meaning of the Geneva Conventions, they should be subject to specific obligations

- noted Ryabkov.

Along with this, the Russian diplomat stressed that appropriate judicial actions would be taken against "soldiers of fortune" from the United States and other countries in order to clarify their involvement in war crimes.

At the same time, Ryabkov believes that mercenarism in the service of Kyiv negatively affects Russia's relations with Western countries and is one of the very "serious problematic issues."

Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, pointed out that the Russian Federation does not consider foreign mercenaries located on the territory of Ukraine to be combatants. They are not subject to the Geneva Convention, so the courts of the LPR and DPR have the right to sentence these people to capital punishment.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 8 July 2022 13: 37
    The United States asked Russia to consider American mercenaries fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as combatants - soldiers of a foreign state, who are subject to relevant international agreements.

    That is, the United States recognized that they were officially at war with Russia? Therefore, Russia has every right to launch missile strikes on US territory after such a recognition?
    1. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 8 July 2022 15: 11
      That is the conclusion that this text suggests.
    2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
      Michael L. 8 July 2022 15: 30
      Didn't US citizens fight in the international brigades in Spain?

      The Abraham Lincoln Battalion (Abraham Lincoln Brigade) is an armed unit within the International Brigades, formed from American volunteers.

      The problem is in motives: ideological or material.
      "These are two big differences."
    3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 10 July 2022 14: 28
      In 1962, we also did not have a US-declared war, and neither were the decapitation missiles deployed by the US in Turkey and Italy. This did not prevent us, under the threat of a nuclear war, from forcing the States to remove these missiles.
      It turned out that the use of nuclear weapons is not necessary.
      If there is a desire and legal squiggles are not a problem.
      In our case, the country's leadership has no desire to clash with the United States.
      As a result, we follow the corridor prescribed by them.
      To your doom
  2. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 8 July 2022 13: 52
    That is, they will come to kill us, and the Jews ask them to be treated with delicacy. There is a self-destruction of the Russian people controlled by Jews.
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 8 July 2022 14: 20
    Maybe the Americans want their Nazis to be considered Snow Whites and Dwarfs? Which of them is considered a jerk. If these gnomes were not sent by the authorities, then they could shoot them, as Franco considered volunteers in Spain. Like a good volunteer is a dead volunteer. Have the Americans forgotten this? Why should it be different?
  4. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 8 July 2022 14: 43
    The United States asked Russia to consider American mercenaries fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as combatants - soldiers of a foreign state

    To do this, they had to be officially sent by Washington to Ukraine to take part in hostilities on the side of Ukraine and, accordingly, receive monetary allowances from the US Department of Defense. Will the United States be able to prove that this is exactly what happened? If yes, then no problem. True, even in this case, they will be able, with grief in half, to wriggle out of capital punishment (if they are not seen in crimes against humanity).
  5. Ivan Vetrov Offline Ivan Vetrov
    Ivan Vetrov (Ivan Vetrov) 8 July 2022 15: 28
    Hang in the center of Donetsk
    1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
      Sydor Kovpak 8 July 2022 16: 05
      It is better to hang in the center of Kyiv or Lviv. Forgive me, I'm a humanist, but I can't take it anymore. These mercenaries all over the world have been terrifying peoples and destroying countries, and they came out dry with impunity, and then Russia took them to the scaffold and that’s it, they ran a damn thing .... They remembered the conventions. And who are the children of Donbass according to the conventions???? And the dead children?
  6. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 8 July 2022 17: 05
    For me, they are obliged to shove such a request in a well-known place. Yes, and they need to apply to the DNR and LNR.
  7. Oleg Dmitriev Offline Oleg Dmitriev
    Oleg Dmitriev (Oleg Dmitriev) 9 July 2022 11: 19
    Yes, it's not a question - let them be combatants ... Only do the "partners" realize that this is a direct and unambiguous recognition of the state of war between the United States and the Russian Federation? With all the consequences....
  8. Marshal Zhukov Offline Marshal Zhukov
    Marshal Zhukov (Marshal Zhukov) 9 July 2022 19: 44
    Or maybe shoot, and not asked to consider? Translation error.
  9. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 9 July 2022 21: 01
    ... state mercenaries as combatants, and 777 howitzers as slingshots. Mattress covers need to be answered, we will not answer this "request" - the impudence will continue.
  10. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 10 July 2022 10: 19
    They should be subject to the death penalty and nothing more. But it will be unlikely, unless they are awarded ...