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Russia not sending Syrians to Ukraine just yet, top US general says

US CENTCOM has seen no sign of widespread recruitment of Syrians to fight in Ukraine.
Commander of US Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie arrives to testify during a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, March 15, 2022.

US military officials say Syrian fighters are not being transported to fight on behalf of Russia in Ukraine, at least not yet.

“We have not seen an influx into Ukraine of foreign fighters hired or recruited by Russia, but we are seeing an interest by Russia in doing just that,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters on Monday.

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