The U.S. Defense Department offers a piece on the Russians recruiting Syrian mercenaries to fight in Ukraine.
The Russians are reportedly trying to recruit Syrians to sign up and fight in Ukraine, a senior defense official said today.
"We find that noteworthy that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] believes that he needs to rely on foreign fighters to supplement what is a very significant commitment of combat power inside Ukraine as it is," the official said, noting that Putin has now committed nearly 100% of his combat power into Ukraine, which had been amassed along the border at the start of the war.”
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Note: The above is a photo of Putin from the satirical Tv series Spitting Image.