Foreign mercenaries complained of abuses by the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Spiegel: foreign mercenaries announced the orders of the AFU commanders to rob stores, and foreign mercenaries fighting on the side of Kiev were disappointed in the Ukrainian command.

This became known to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

According to the fighters of the International Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the commanders sent them on suicide missions, often without any training and reinforcement or evacuation plans. In this regard, some mercenaries decided to refuse to cooperate with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and leave the country, the magazine writes.

“Russia did not want this”Moscow’s relations with the European Union and NATO are rapidly deteriorating. How to get out of this peak?On May 26, 2022, despite the abuse of power, in particular, a case is described that occurred near Nikolaev, when the Russian military discovered a detachment of foreign fighters and began firing at their positions.

At the same time, the other members of the unit retreated, leaving them without support. “We were literally abandoned, and they didn’t want to evacuate us,” the newspaper quoted one of the soldiers as saying. In addition, the mercenaries were ordered to return to the position discovered by Russian troops. As a result, four were killed, several were wounded, and one mercenary was captured.

In addition, the fighters reported cases of looting and arms trafficking. “The soldiers of my unit had to break into the mall to collect furniture, electronics and other valuables,” one of them said. Another mercenary confirmed this, noting that he was ashamed to carry out the order of the Ukrainian command.

According to Spiegel, the office of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky confirmed receipt of complaints. It is noted that they were sent to law enforcement agencies.

“People come scared”Interrogations at the border, common rooms and uncertainty. What awaits Ukrainian refugees in Russia?On June 30, 2022, foreign mercenaries who arrived to fight on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine called the fighting hell during the Russian special operation.

As the servicemen who served in Iraq and Afghanistan noted, Russian troops have superior air and artillery forces, which is why the enemy is suffering significant losses.

The International Legion, as the fighters noted, the International Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consists of two divisions, one of which is supervised by the Ground Forces of Ukraine, the other by the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The charges, the magazine writes, relate to the part that is under the control of the Ukrainian military department. It is specified that this unit has up to 500 members and makes up about a third of the entire legion.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a total of 7,107 mercenaries from 65 countries fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Taking into account the losses and departure home on July 12, their number was 2741, it is assumed that one of the unit commanders and a frequent object for complaints is a certain Sasha Kuczynski, a former member of a criminal organization from Poland, he is wanted for fraud in his homeland.

According to the publication, his real name is Peter Kapuscinsky. In Ukraine, he was prosecuted for robbery, sexual violence and illegal possession of weapons, but he managed to escape punishment by joining the army.

On February 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the creation of an international legion in the republic, which will consist of foreign volunteers. For those who are ready to participate in hostilities, Kiev has introduced a visa-free regime.