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How Russia recruits foreigners for the war in Ukraine

Jun 11, 2024

How this happens, what Africans do at the front, how they end up in captivity, and what they think of Russians afterwards, is the subject of an article by RBC-Ukraine journalist Yulia Akimova.


Russia regularly recruits foreigners to participate in the war against Ukraine. In order not to launch a general mobilization and to make do with existing resources, the Kremlin has launched a large-scale campaign in countries that either remain neutral or support Russia.

The people of African countries have long been used by Russia as a resource for numerous military conflicts. Russian propaganda in Africa has been rooted since Soviet times and still influences the local population.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 11/06/2024

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