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Intelligence: Russia tries to recruit mercenaries from Central Asia.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk August 17, 2022 1:40 PM 1 min read
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Russia is conducting a recruitment campaign targeting citizens of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, according to Ukraine's military intelligence. The Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate also said that discontent is growing in Chechnya because locals are being forced to join Russian troops in Ukraine under the threat of criminal prosecution and torture.

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