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Around 3,000 Britons fighting Russia are the “second largest group of foreigners” in Ukraine

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3,000 Brits fighting Russian forces in Ukraine are the second largest foreign national in the Volunteer Army, according to the commander of the Georgian Legion

The thousands of Britons fighting Russia form the second largest foreign group in Ukraine’s military defenses, a Georgian commander claims.

Mamuka Mamulashvili is tasked with overseeing Ukraine’s operations involving foreign volunteers, who he says make up around 20,000 troops.

Since Russia invaded the country on February 24, people from around the world are said to have joined President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s ranks.

Of that number, Mr Mamulashvili, who commands the Georgian Legion, said around 3,000, or almost a seventh of them from Britain.

He added that the third largest group of nationals are Americans.

Mr. Mamuashvili founded the unit in 2014 and although up to 80% of foreign volunteer fighters go through him when they join the army, few are experienced enough to remain in his unit.

Instead, most volunteers transfer to the International Legion, he said.

Mr Mamuashvili’s claim that 3,000 Brits are fighting in Ukraine cannot be supported by the UK Government as they are not keeping track nor are Ukraine shining.

The commander previously spoke about the horrors he has experienced since the invasion, describing it as a “movie”.

Mr Mamuashvili said: “I have been a soldier for 30 years and I have never seen such brutal and barbaric acts as I see Russia carrying out against Ukrainians.

“I have been in many battles. I was in Russian captivity with my father when I was 14, but what’s happening now feels like we’re in a movie.”

Two British fighters who fought on the front lines in Ukraine pleaded guilty in a Russian kangaroo court to “having undergone training with the aim of carrying out terrorist activities”.

The Supreme Court of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has sentenced Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner to death on charges of going to war as mercenaries against Vladimir Putin’s army.

A team of former SAS soldiers is said to have killed 20 Russian generals in Ukraine.

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The 12-strong unit has spent six weeks targeting the invaders’ officers — undermining and humiliating their leader, Vladimir Putin, in the process.

They also killed 15 of the feared Wagner mercenaries in an ambush last month.

A source told the Latest Page News on Sunday: “They have around 120 years combined experience with special forces.

“They are completely independent and have access to explosives, weapons and ammunition. At least two are trained combat medics.”

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