Originally posted July 19th, 2022
Is Russia bolstering its forces in Ukraine with criminals and other undesirables? That’s the word from a recent report by UK intelligence. Reuters reports:+
British military intelligence said on Monday that Russia has used the private military contractor Wagner to reinforce its frontline forces in the Ukraine conflict.
Wagner is lowering its recruitment standards and hiring convicts and formerly blacklisted individuals, potentially impacting Russian military effectiveness, the Ministry of Defence said in an intelligence update.
Read more about the Wagner Group here and here.
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