This was reported on Wednesday of Ukraine the Ministry of Defense’s Main Intelligence Directorate, which UNIAN is based on.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the Russian military leadership is increasingly recruiting foreigners into the army, as fewer and fewer Russian citizens want to go to war in Ukraine.
In the Moscow region, employees of military commissariats and police departments have been instructed to “organize campaign events” for citizens of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
“In addition to the financial incentive, those who agree to sign the contract and go to Ukraine are promised Russian citizenship,” the report said.
At the same time, four battalions are being formed and trained in Chechnya, which are to be sent to the war in Ukraine.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, a large part of the “volunteers” in these battalions are young men kidnapped by Chechen power structures, mostly from villages.
“Volunteers” are forced to sign contracts for participation in the war in Ukraine by threats of criminal prosecution based on false charges or even torture.
“The practice of abducting men to supplement the units fighting in Ukraine and surrendering to Moscow causes great dissatisfaction among the Chechen population. Citizens of the republic are outraged that Kadyrov is sending Muslims to participate and die in a “foreign” war between two Christian nations, Russians and Ukrainians. This policy of Kadyrov is considered a betrayal of Muslims,” the statement of the Central Intelligence Agency noted.
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