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Russia is offering prisoners their freedom in exchange for fighting in Ukraine, as Moscow struggles to replenish its ranks: report

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Russian soldiers walks along a street in Mariupol on April 12, 2022. Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
Russian forces are recruiting prisoners across seven regions to fight in Ukraine, the AP reported .
It cited the case of a St. Petersburg penal colony where eight out of 11 volunteers died in battle.
Reports continue to emerge of Russia struggling to replenish its demoralized troops in Ukraine.
Russian forces are offering prisoners amnesty if they agree to fight in Ukraine, a sign that Moscow is resorting to more desperate measures to find fresh reinforcements for its war...
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