Russian mercenary Alexander Zhuchkovsky, who fought in the Donbass, has stated that the "DNR/LNR" are not "independent republics", and their "armies" are part of the Russian Armed Forces. He wrote this on his page in social network.
"This is still an army, although poorly organized. To be precise, a part of the Russian army, based on the fact that the region (the "DPR" and the "LPR") is illegally part of Russia", - he described the status of illegal armed formations in the Donbass.
There is no "DNR army" as such, as well as there are no "Moscow Army" or the "Army of the Rostov oblast", - Zhuchkovsky stated.
According to him, one cannot seriously speak of "independent republics", "army" or, "God forbid, foreign policy" in relation to the "DNR/LNR".
"Therefore, from now on, I will talk not about the "Donbass militia", but about the Russian army in reports related to military affairs in the "DNR", - the Russian mercenary and propagandist promised.