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externalThe Guardian: Russia deploys up to 20,000 mercenaries for offensive in eastern Ukraine.

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April 20, 2022 4:05 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Citing a European official, the Guardian reported that Russia is employing mercenaries from Syria, Libya and elsewhere through the Wagner Group for its new offensive in Donbas. According to the official, the mercenaries have no weapons or armored vehicles and are being used as "a mass against the Ukrainian resistance."

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