Private Russian Military Companies Took Part in the War in Donbas
Russian mercenaries took an active part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine up until the fall of 2015. This was stated by a representative from the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitskyi during the program “Realities of Donbas”. By that time Russia had completed the formation of regular combat formations on the occupied territories known as the 1st and 2nd Army Corps, which are fully integrated into the command structure of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Vadym Skibitskyi also confirmed information regarding Russian regular servicemen who carried out hostilities against Ukrainian units and the civilian population of Ukraine.