The Georgian Mercenaries in the Ranks of the Ukrainian Army on the Territory of Donbass

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


The Georgian officers serve in the structure of the Ukrainian Armed forces, but are now without officer rank. This concerns the 25th Territorial Defence Battalion “Kyivska Rus”. A year ago the Armed Forces were allowed to accept on contract the service of foreigners. Now they met their third spring in the war. Now they are in the settlement of Troitskoye in the Donetsk region. They say that they have very much got used to the settlement and don’t want to leave if it is necessary to go for rotation.

However, it is not the first settlement that they have “got used to”, and that they were obliged to leave.

The Georgian mercenaries on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces left the settlement of Mironovsky near Debaltsevo on February 17th, 2015.

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