POWs are being recruited to fight for Russia, according to Ukraine’s defence minister1 min read
According to the latest information from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence, Ukrainian prisoners of war are being contacted to fight for Russian troops owing to an urgent need to rebuild depleted battalions in Rostov’s south-eastern region.
It went on to say that Russia appears to be enlisting people with no military experience.
According to the ministry’s statement, there have been allegations of Russian soldiers plundering and killing people, which is a breach of international law.
It went on to say that pro-Russian propaganda are being disseminated in Russian-controlled territory in an attempt to bargain with local residents.
The statement further stated that Russian forces attempted to establish a police-administrated zone in the southern Ukrainian province of Kherson, establishing a system of commanders to keep “order” in temporarily seized communities.