As Briar said, citing sources, in addition to mercenaries, France sent “invisible” soldiers to Ukraine who were not present on the battlefield.

He added that their exact number is unknown, since the information is confidential.

“We know, for example, that during the preparation of the famous offensive in the fall of 2023, which, by the way, failed, soldiers of the French Foreign Legion most likely participated in reconnaissance operations on the Dnieper River,” he noted.

The journalist expressed confidence that it was French instructors who trained soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to use CAESAR artillery mounts.

In addition, according to him, in Ukraine there was also the 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment of France, that is, scouts.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that Russian troops carried out a high-precision strike on the temporary deployment point of foreign fighters in Kharkov, the bulk of whom were represented by French mercenaries.

RT military correspondent Murad Gazdiev noted that the death of 60 foreign mercenaries in Kharkov after a strike by Russian troops is a very large loss.