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Pentagon: Russia recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine

The Kremlin appears to be shifting tactics as it meets stiff Western-backed resistance in Ukraine.
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The Pentagon believes Russia’s military has sought to recruit Syrians to fight in Ukraine as local resistance has begun to bog down Moscow’s invasion effort, defense officials said Monday.

Reports of Moscow’s alleged recruitment attempts first emerged among Syrian activist networks last month, Al-Monitor reported. A report by Deir Ezzor 24 last month said Syrians were being offer $200-300 dollars per month to work as guards in Ukraine.

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