United Kingdom intelligence services confirmed this Monday that the Russian military is recruiting migrant workers from Central Asian countries to take part in the invasion of Ukraine, which is set to begin in February 2022 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defence, “Russian military recruiters are working on migrant workers from Central Asia who are in Russia to serve (in the ranks of the Russian army) in Ukraine.” Your account on the social network Twitter.
Thus, they specified that “recruiters have visited mosques and immigration offices for their recruitment efforts.” “At the migration offices, Tajik and Uzbek-speaking employees regularly try to recruit migrants,” he said.
In this sense, he points to information from the Radio Free Europe station which states that recruiters offer “signing bonuses of $2,390 (about 2,163 euros) and salaries of up to $4,160 (about 3,765 euros) per month.” Are.”
“Migrants have been offered to speed up procedures for obtaining Russian citizenship between six months and a year instead of the usual five years,” he said, stressing that the proposal “may see some migrant workers sign up”.
The British intelligence services elaborated that “these recruits are probably sent to the front line in Ukraine, where casualties are high”, without further specifics.
The recruitment of migrants is part of the Russian Defense Ministry’s efforts to meet its target of 400,000 volunteers to fight in Ukraine. Officials are almost certainly trying to delay any new mandatory mobilization to ease internal unrest. Have been.” , they have inhabited.