The representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitskyi said it on the air of “Army FM” radio station.
According to him, the private military companies, which operated along with the Russian Federation special services, emerged for the first time during the annexation of Crimea. They directly took part in seizure of military objectives and other administration buildings.
“Russia employs mercenaries in order to conceal actual intents and participation of career servicemen, armed formations of state on the territory of other state. A key expression of the Russian Federation: “They are not there”, – the representative of military intelligence of Ukraine noted.