Russia steps up recruiting Africans to fight in Ukraine — British Intelligence

Russians continue to recruit foreigners
Russians continue to recruit foreigners

Russia stepped up on recruitment of Africans for the war against Ukraine to avoid mobilization within Russia, stated report by UK Ministry of Defense on X on June 10.

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It is noted that Russia probably exhausted resources of prisoners who can be sent to the frontlines. Therefore, they expanded recruitment of foreigners, particularly in Central African countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, and Uganda.

Russia's recruitment campaign allows it to compensate significant Russian losses at the front and support offensive operations, statement said.

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Defence Intelligence of Ukraine on May 1 reported that mercenaries from Nepal were deserting the Russian occupation army en masse due to losses in “meat assaults.”

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