Oleh Bazar, Chief Editor of LB.ua
Russia is recruiting soldiers in Syria, hoping that their experience of fighting in urban areas will help take Kyiv. The news was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing representatives of US authorities.
According to the publication, some militants are already in Russia and are preparing to participate in the conflict.
The Syrian newspaper Deir Ezzor reports that Russia offers Syrian volunteers $200 to $300 to "go to Ukraine and work as security guards" for six months.
We should recall that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is one of Russia's few allies in the world.
Since September 2015, Russian troops have assisted Bashar al-Assad in the war against the opposition. Russia has been repeatedly accused of using scorched earth tactics and deliberate shelling of hospitals and civilian houses in Syria.
On 5 March 2022, a Russian bomber was shot down on the outskirts of Chernihiv. One of its pilots used to bomb Syria.