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Russia reportedly recruited mercenaries from Sri Lanka for war against Ukraine

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Author: Daria Shekina

The Russian Federation has recruited citizens from Sri Lanka for the war against Ukraine. Some of them have already been killed, reports Al Jazeera.

The news agency spoke with two mercenaries who fought on the side of the RF. They recounted how they came under attack by a Ukrainian drone in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region.

"We didn't know that it would be this dangerous," said Senaka Bandara.

Russia promised citizens of Sri Lanka that they would be involved in "bunker duty" However, the Ukrainian military managed to hit the bunker where the mercenaries were stationed.

The material writes that hundreds of citizens of Sri Lanka are fighting on the side of Russia against Ukraine. Most of them joined the war for a salary of $3,000 and the prospect of obtaining Russian citizenship. It has also been established that some of the mercenaries have already been killed.

Russia uses mercenaries for war against Ukraine

Recently, the National Resistance Center reported that locals in the temporarily occupied territory observe the arrival of more Kremlin mercenaries. In particular, invaders are bringing in fighters from Cuba and Nepal.

Reuters also reported that India has asked Russia for the early release of some of its citizens working in the Russian army in "support jobs."

A representative of the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War Petro Yatsenko said that the Russian mobilization resource is running out, so the aggressor country is increasingly recruiting foreigners for the war against Ukraine. Ukrainian captivity includes representatives from Cuba, Nepal, African countries, and Latin America.