An American mercenary was killed in Ukraine, the media reported

Ukrainian soldier. Archive photo

A mercenary from the United States were killed in the fighting in Ukraine, wrote in Friday’s edition of Newsweek, citing a state Department spokesman.

“We can confirm the death of an American citizen in Ukraine,” the diplomat said the publication on Friday. According to him, out of respect to the family of the national Agency does not intend to disclose the name of the deceased and the circumstances of his death, including the time and place.

A review of the state Department RIA Novosti has not yet.

The Ministry of defense of Russia on 20 August, it was reported that the Russian air force precision weapons destroyed about 20 mercenaries from the United States in the Kharkiv region.

As published in the July data of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, Ukraine from February 24 net profit of over 7 thousand mercenaries from more than 60 countries from Europe and Asia to America, from Africa to Australia. The official representative of the defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov stated that arrived to Ukraine mercenaries are not combatants and “the best of what awaits them is a long time in prison.”