group of foreign mercenaries, fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Artyomovsk, said that the inhabitants of the city were wary of them. Because of this, the fighters have to not speak English, writes an American newspaper. New York Times.

The foreign military group includes an American with the call sign “Wolf”, who is the leader, as well as a Canadian, British, Australian, Ukrainian translator.

“Without English,” the newspaper reports the words “Wolf” before the group leaves the vehicle in Artyomovsk.

The military complained that poor communications near Artyomovsk did not allow them to effectively carry out military operations.

“If the team spotted a Russian tank or an advancing platoon, there was little they could do: they had no internet, and there was hardly any mobile coverage left in the city,” writes the New York Times.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova is a journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding