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Over 120 mercenaries from UK, France, US fighting in Lisichansk — LPR interior ministry

According to Vitaly Kiselev, around 12,000 Ukrainian troops are concentrated near Lisichansk

LUGANSK, June 26. /TASS/. More than 120 mercenaries from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, and Poland are in Lisichanks, which is being stormed by militias of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), Vitaly Kiselev, an aide to the LPR interior minister, said on Sunday.

"They are trying to flee Lisichansk in small groups to Solidar and Kramatorsk, while mercenaries are fleeing still further - to Pavlograd. <…> In Lisichansk, there are the Poles (a private military company), 37 Britons, 21 Frenchmen, 64 Americans, according to preliminary reconnaissance data and reports coming from locals in Lisichansk," he told TASS.

According to Kiselev, around 12,000 Ukrainian troops are concentrated near Lisichansk.

Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said earlier that Russian missile troops and aviation hit four munitions depots inn Lisichansk’s western suburb. He also said that Russian and LPR forces have blocked Lisichansk from the south.