Russian officers take bribes from soldiers wanting to avoid front-line duty, StratCom Ukraine says
Russian commanders offer their soldiers to pay off the front-line (Photo:General Staff)
Business is good in Ukraine – if you’re a corrupt Russian army officer.
Russian officers “are doing business on so-called special operation” by taking bribes from soldiers to avoid front-line duty, Centre for Strategic Communications StratCom Ukraine reported on Telegram.
“If a soldier does not want to be on the front line, he just has to pay and will be taken to the rear,” StatCom said.
“Such military business is most widespread in the most (dangerous) sections of the front, where Russian army troops suffer losses and every hour in trenches could be your last."
In the Bahmut section of the front in Donetsk Oblast, where the Russians have been attacking without success for months, Russian officers want RUR 5,000 (about $80) per night for such a service, StratCom says.
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