MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The US helps Ukraine in recruiting foreign mercenaries and gives guidance on combat operations, Director of the Second Department of CIS Countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksey Polischuk said in an interview with TASS.
"Indeed, Washington continues intensive pouring of heavy weapons to the Kiev regime, provides it with intelligence data from numerous military and commercial satellites, helps to recruit foreign mercenaries and gives leads on combat operations. All that turns it into the conflict participant. Many even Western experts believe the US is waging ‘a proxy war’ with Russia in Ukraine," the diplomat said.
Washington is engaging its allies in these activities, prompting them to send armaments to Ukraine, Polischuk noted. "France and Germany are going to scale up the military and technical aid. The United Kingdom puts on stream training of the Ukrainian military, involves instructors from Poland, Canada, New Zealand and other Western countries. The European Union is going to establish a mission for provision of military aid to Ukraine. This will result in higher degree of its direct engagement in the conflict," the diplomat added.