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According to Girkin, militant groups consist of mercenaries, not "local resistance activists."

Read alsoUkraine reports 82 enemy attacks, 5 WIA in last day"There is no "local resistance" anymore... There are contracted troops. For their RUB 15,000 pay, which is very good money in the region, they will shoot at their own people, if necessary. In a number of units, there are many people who do not care about anything at all. And this is not "local resistance" – this is the so-called regular army," Strelkov said.

Read alsoOne of "DPR" founders dies in Donetsk – mediaEarlier, Strelkov-Girkin reported on a massive desertion of militants from the 11th motorized rifle regiment, stationed at the epicenter of the battles near the town of Avdiyivka.