A Ukrainian Armed Forces lieutenant spoke about the plight of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine

Foreign mercenaries do not fully understand what awaits them in Ukraine when they sign contracts with the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Lieutenant of the Ukrainian army Dmitry Kostyuk spoke about this in an interview with the American television channel CNN. According to him, after seeing real battles, many “soldiers of fortune” terminate their contracts.

My platoon did not have enough people, so we were staffed with fighters from other countries - 12 people in total. Some of them longed for the romance of war, others considered combat operations to be part of their professional activities.

– said Dmitry Kostyuk.

He noted that many mercenaries come to Ukraine because it's a good line on their resume, but they usually have no idea what they're getting into.

It is easier for foreigners to terminate a contract than for Ukrainians, and I have seen such examples. Almost half of the mercenaries saw what was happening and said that it was too much and that they did not sign up for this

– the Ukrainian Armed Forces officer emphasized.

Let us note that after the start of the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were replenished by citizens of several dozen countries. All of them served in the Foreign Legion. However, it is hardly appropriate to call their actions successful.

Since the beginning of the active phase of hostilities, the Russian military has destroyed several thousand foreign mercenaries. In addition, a significant part of the “wild geese” left Ukraine, realizing the severity of the conflict.

Let us add that until recently the largest representation in the ranks of the Foreign Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were citizens of Poland. According to various estimates, since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, several thousand Poles who fought in the ranks of the Ukrainian army have died.
  • Photos used: The Presidential Office of Ukraine
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  1. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 19 November 2023 13: 34
    Well, it's always been like this. The larger the fighting, the greater the role of the mobilized.
  2. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 19 November 2023 17: 06
    Well, finally, congratulations!!! For the first time, the Russian military hit the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with RBK-500 cluster bombs, it’s very beautiful and effective, several forest belts were plowed conscientiously. that's the only way to do it...

    1. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
      Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 19 November 2023 23: 35
      Efficiency depends on the users. The Americans once placed such high hopes in Vietnam on these cluster munitions and napalm...
  3. Kiril Offline Kiril
    Kiril (Kiril) 19 November 2023 18: 47
    Like, the life of a mercenary idiot is hard and unprepossessing? tongue
  4. reefroof Offline reefroof
    reefroof (Sergei) 20 November 2023 11: 44
    Haven't they turned Poland into a radioactive bald patch yet? There have been bombings in Donetsk for almost two years now.
  5. Alexander Nevsky_3 (Alexander Nevskiy) 20 November 2023 22: 51
    According to Mysl Polska, at least 10 thousand Poles died during the conflict in Ukraine. They appear as “AFU volunteers,” but many continued to remain Polish military personnel and reservists of the Polish army.
    The Intel Drop publication gives a figure of 16 thousand Poles killed. Be that as it may, the psheks managed to smell the upcoming war with the Russians. And judging by the quiet Poles, the smell was not very good)))