By Chris King •
Updated: 10 Nov 2022 • 23:58
Image of a soldier in Ukraine.
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Vladimir Rogov, the chairman of the ‘We are together with Russia’ movement, speaking on Thursday, November 10, with the television channel Soloviev Live, claimed that mercenaries from at least 34 different countries had been identified as fighting for Ukraine.
He added: “More than a thousand foreign fighters who were in the city of Zaporizhzhia were destroyed by the airborne and artillery strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces and artillery”.
Speaking about the vast number of different foreign fighters, he said: “According to the negotiations, Polish speech is heard, there is a lot of it. It has become directly dominant. Georgian and Chechen are present, there are French, and even Arabic, as well as those from Daesh”. Daesh is the Arabic name for the Islamic State group, also banned in the Russian Federation.
In previous interviews, Rogov said that there were more than 7,000 mercenaries in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia, mostly citizens of Poland and Georgia, as well as Chechen fighters, as reported by tass.ru.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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