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The Russian command is recruiting mercenaries in Central Asia, as well as recruiting prisoners and representatives of remote regions of Russia for the war against Ukraine. This reports Main Directorate intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
In the Russian Federation, a campaign is actively unfolding under the slogan “one battalion from each subject of the federation.” Within its framework, the Kremlin ordered each of the 85 Russian regions, including Crimea and Sevastopol, to form and financially stimulate one new battalion of “volunteers”; to participate in the war against Ukraine.
True, not all regions are ready to create such battalions at the expense of the local population. In particular, the Moscow authorities are forming the so-called “mayor's regiment”, which mainly recruits people from other regions and even citizens of Central Asian countries (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan). To encourage them, a high salary and the opportunity to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation are offered.
In general, the Russian Federation is changing the tactics of replenishing the personnel of the occupying contingent on the territory of Ukraine. To avoid an unwanted announcement of mobilization, the recruitment of military personnel is carried out through private military companies, the National Guard and “LDNR”.
There are cases of coercion to sign “contracts” in relation to the local population in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. Received a complete carte blanche from the Russian authorities for the selection of militants in the colonies.
Work has begun with former graduates of the Chelyabinsk Tank School in the reserve under the age of 50 years. They are called to volunteer for a tank battalion, which is tentatively being formed in Perm. A collection point is organized there and T-72 tanks arrive, urgently removed from long-term storage.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga