“The Russian army is experiencing a serious shortage of manpower in Ukraine. We believe the Russian Defense Ministry is trying to recruit contract service members to make up for this manpower shortage, including forcing wounded soldiers back into combat, acquiring personnel from private security companies and paying bonuses to recruits,” an official revealed.
That assessment by the United States is based on intelligence data, which detailed that “it is likely” that Russia will begin recruiting convicted criminals in Ukraine “in exchange for pardons and financial compensation.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree last week to increase the number of Russian army troops in Ukraine by 137,000, bringing the total number of troops on Ukrainian territory to 1,150,628. last balance provided by Ukraine of Russian soldiers killed during the war is 41 thousand.
Source: With Agencies