In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions , polling stations for the referendum on self-determination have opened .
MERCENARIES IN DONBASS
The German newspaper “Bild” reported that 400 mercenaries from the American military company “Academi” (until 2009 – “Blackwater”) operate in the ranks of the Ukrainian army and police. Prior to this, the DPR militia had repeatedly reported that English-speaking foreigners were participating in the fighting in the South-East of Ukraine. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)