. Syrian Mercenaries Deploy to Russia en Route to Ukrainian Battlefields « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NY TIMES – A first contingent of soldiers has already arrived in Russia for military training before heading to Ukraine, according to a Western diplomat and a Damascus-based ally of the Syrian government. It includes at least 300 soldiers from a Syrian army division that has worked closely with Russian officers who went to Syria to support Mr. al-Assad during the war. And many more could be on the way: Recruiters across Syria have been drawing up lists of thousands of interested candidates to be vetted by the Syrian security services and then passed to the Russians. Syria has grown in recent years into an exporter of mercenaries.

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