There are about 1,000 Wagner PMC fighters in Donbas – Pentagon
There are about 1,000 mercenaries from the Wagner PMC in Donbas in Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has said.
"We think that the Wagner group now has about 1,000 people dedicated to Donbas. ... We have seen them prioritize airstrikes in the Donbas area," Kirby said.
Wagner contractors have been fighting in the Donbas "over the last eight years, so this is an area where the Wagner group is experienced," Kirby added.
The U.S. has seen Russia become "much more active" in Donbas region "in the last few days," Kirby added.