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Russia recruits thousands of African and Asian mercenaries for war in Ukraine

Russia recruits thousands of African and Asian mercenaries for war in Ukraine Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russians continue to recruit mercenaries from various countries for the war against Ukraine. Tens of thousands of citizens from Asia and Africa are already fighting on the side of the Russian army, according to the National Resistance Center.

As reported, the training of foreign mercenaries continues in Russia, who are then sent to Ukrainian territory. Russians promise them salaries ranging from 2 to 4 thousand dollars, but actually pay only a few hundred dollars for provisions.

Russian special services actively recruit citizens from Syria, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Congo, Egypt, and Central Asian countries. Mostly, the occupiers use them to storm Ukrainian positions.

Russians recruit foreigners for the war against Ukraine

Earlier, it was reported that the Russian military was experiencing a shortage of personnel to fill combat losses, so they were trying to recruit foreign volunteers for service.

In particular, Cuba was involved in recruiting citizens for the war in Ukraine. The recruits were promised high salaries, bonuses, and vacations.

Also, in early January, Nepal stopped issuing permits to its citizens to work in Russia and Ukraine. At least 10 Nepalese soldiers were killed while serving in the Russian army.

We also wrote that Nepal recently began demanding compensation payments from Russia for its citizens killed in the war against Ukraine.

Moreover, Ukrainian intelligence recently obtained data on 141 mercenaries from Syria recruited by Russia for the war against Ukraine.