The fighting spirit of foreign mercenaries fighting in the Donbass on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is declining, the American television channel NBC reported.
"The number of downtrodden people with low morale has increased, and this is partly due to the way the Russians decided to fight," Ripley Rawlings, a former US Marine who handles the supply of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine, told the TV channel.
Delays in receiving weapons promised by the West, interruptions in other supplies, and poor communication between units also led to this situation. Besides, foreign mercenaries are dissatisfied with age-old commanders who adhere to "Soviet-era tactics."
One of the Americans said that his commander and three other people were killed in the battle near Severodonetsk.
“When something like this happens, it’s hard to imagine how to move on,” he added.
In the foreign legion in Ukraine, they noted a decrease in the number of recruits, but said that they were still "looking for ways to expand the recruitment" of those who wished.