Zelensky reported colossal losses of Wagner military unit in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian Wagner PMC has already lost more than 100 thousand of its mercenaries in our country. That is how many war criminals have been killed and wounded since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia.
Zelensky said this on Friday, June 30, speaking to the Spanish media, reports El Mundo. According to him, 21,000 Wagner soldiers were eliminated by our defense forces, and another 80,000 suffered various injuries.
They were mercenaries of both categories, the guarantor said. It includes professional soldiers, enlisted in the PMCs and the cannon fodder, mobilized convicts.
"These are colossal losses, but it gives an idea of how big such groups are in eastern Ukraine. The good news is that we have eliminated the most motivated part of the Russian forces. Killing so many mercenaries is also part of the counteroffensive of this hybrid war. Now it's time to move on," Zelensky said.
He also commented on the relocation of Wagner PMC groups to Belarus, where the mercenaries could potentially create new threats.
"If they want to form offensive or sabotage groups with these criminals to operate on the Polish border, we will soon find out," the president said, adding that Ukraine will monitor the Wagner fighters from the northern border.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that all prisoners who were recruited to the Wagner PMC have already died in Ukraine.