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externalUK intelligence: Russia's Wagner Group lowers recruitment standards, incurs heavy casualties.

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July 18, 2022 12:18 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk
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According to the latest U.K. Defense Ministry intelligence update, Russian mercenary group Wagner is hiring convicts and formerly blacklisted individuals, potentially impacting its effectiveness and value as a prop to the regular Russian forces. The group has “almost certainly” played a central role in capturing the cities of Popasna and Lysychansk in Luhansk Oblast, the ministry said. 

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