“Destroyed Georgian militants are involved in the brutal torture and murder of Russian servicemen near Kyiv in March of this year.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has information on every mercenary involved in the abuse and murder of our servicemen.

We found them and punished them,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

As reported, on June 26, two groups of mercenaries were destroyed near the Lisichansk Oil Refinery in the LPR: the first was “international” and consisted of citizens of various European states, the second included only mercenaries from Georgia.

In early June, the chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, said that the Investigative Committee of Russia was investigating criminal cases against more than 70 mercenaries who took part in hostilities in Ukraine.