According to the Security Service of Ukraine, there are more than half a thousand mercenaries - citizens of the Russian Federation fighting in Syria, who earlier took part in the operations in Donbas. This was reported by the head of the SSU Vasyl Hrytsak during the briefing, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine".
"According to the intelligence of Security Service, there are more than 500 Russian citizens fighting now in Syria, who were involved in operations in Donbas as mercenaries, most of them are official military units from the special purpose units, airborne troops and marines, as well as special operations forces. It is not about the official Russian military contingent in Syria - they are mercenaries of the Russian Defense Ministry ... Of these, 124 people have already died, "the head of the SSU said.
Grytsak also voiced the data of the Security Service, according to which several thousand Russian servicemen and mercenaries have already died on the territory of Ukraine.