MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. Foreign mercenaries participating in battles in the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic (DpR) on the side of the Ukrainian armed forces have no critical influence on the course of combat operations, with those mobilized and reservists mostly fighting against the allied forces, Denis Pushilin, the acting head of the DPR, said during a Rossiya-24 TV broadcast on Tuesday.
"We record Polish mercenaries, mercenaries from the UK, a number of other countries in different directions, but I can't say that this is some kind of turning point, still now the Ukrainian armed forces involve primarily their reserves, those mobilized, that is the largest number of those with whom we come into contact on the front line," he said.
On November 19, Pushilin said that the allied forces’ units had begun advancing along the entire front line. He also added that Russian troops were fighting hard to liberate Artemovsk. The acting head of the DPR stressed that every settlement was strategically important for the successful development of the further liberation operation.