Donetsk Peoples Republic Leader Denys Pushilin has approved one year contract terms for foreign volunteers in the DPR Militias. The document , released last night outlines that foreign fighters may volunteer and or be conscripted for a period of up to one year. These foreigners are designated to be eligible to serve in the Internal Troops (VV) of the Interior Ministry which is more of a security wing than a front line combat unit.
“The State Defense Committee of the DPR provided an opportunity for foreign citizens to sign contracts for military service in the troops of the Interior Ministry. The relevant resolution, No. 114, of the SDC was published on Monday evening on the website of the head of the republic, Denis Pushilin,” the Donetsk News Agency said.
This policy change is indicative of the frightful losses sustained by DPR forces in the wake of Mariupol and now the fighting in Luhansk and North Eastern Donetsk. At least 2,000 DPR militia fighters were estimated killed in Mariupol alone.
This change in policy completely contradicts the recent show trial of two U.K. Nationals and one Moroccan national who were sentenced to death by DPR officials for fighting in the Ukrainian military.