Russia says up to 180 “foreign mercenaries” have been killed in an attack it conducted against the Yavoriv training facility in western Ukraine, adding that the attack also destroyed a large amount of weapons that came from other countries.
Speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said high-precision long-range weapons were used to strike the training centers of the Ukrainian armed forces at Yavoriv and a separate facility in the village of Starichi.
“As a result of the strike, up to 180 foreign mercenaries and a large cache of foreign weapons were destroyed,” Konashenkov said, according to the Moscow-based RIA news agency.
“At these facilities, the Kiev regime deployed: a point for the training and combat coordination of foreign mercenaries before being sent to the areas of hostilities against Russian military personnel, as well as a storage base for weapons and military equipment coming from foreign countries.”
Konashenkov added that Moscow would continue its attacks against the foreign mercenaries.
Ukrainian regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy said 35 people were killed and 134 wounded in the attack.
Russia has repeatedly warned Western countries against supplying Ukraine with weapons and mercenaries, saying the move would lead to a “global collapse.”
“I wish to make an official statement that none of the mercenaries the West is sending to Ukraine to fight for the nationalist regime in Kiev can be considered as combatants in accordance with international humanitarian law or enjoy the status of prisoner of war,” Konashenkov said on March 4.
“At best, they can expect to be prosecuted as criminals. We are urging all foreign citizens who may have plans to go and fight for Kiev’s nationalist regime to think a dozen times before getting on the way.”
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