Russians recruiting female convicts in occupied Donbas to fight against Ukraine — General Staff
Russia starts recruiting female prisoners for war against Ukraine (Photo:Photo:Russian Defense Ministry/Telegram)
Russian invasion forces have recruited female prisoners from a penal colony in occupied territory in Donetsk Oblast to fight against Ukraine, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its evening Facebook report on Feb. 5.
Over the course of a week, the Russian troops managed to recruit about 50 people, the General Staff said.
"In order to replenish losses in manpower, the enemy is trying to involve convicted women in hostilities," the post reads.
“During the week, the occupiers recruited about 50 people from the women's correctional colony in Snizhne, a temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk Oblast.”
The army command noted that the women had been sent to Russia for training.
Earlier, NV reported that Russian prisoners recruited by Wagner Group PMC to participate in the war against Ukraine were released from prison by a secret decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The amnesty took place as part of a "pardon procedure" by the dictator.
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