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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Russia recruiting prisoners?
9/16/2022 4:23:22 PM
This story appeared on ABC news in the U.S. today. Can anyone verify it?

https://abcnews.go.com/International/top-putin-ally-appears-recruit-russian-prisoners-fight/story?id=89983114
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Brian Grafton
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Russia recruiting prisoners?
9/16/2022 6:26:43 PM
Larry, read the same thing today on one of my morning news posts, but have no way of confirming.

My understanding of it was that this was a suggestion for recruiting into some of the semi-autonomous military units (e.g., Wagner Group) rather than a suggestion for the regular Russian army. In part, this was to keep recruiters from appealing too openly to the general public, since that might further impact the waning support for Putin’s incursion.

Cheers
Brian G

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DT509er
Santa Rosa CA USA
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Russia recruiting prisoners?
9/16/2022 9:25:27 PM
Quote:
This story appeared on ABC news in the U.S. today. Can anyone verify it?

https://abcnews.go.com/International/top-putin-ally-appears-recruit-russian-prisoners-fight/story?id=89983114



Here is an article from the Atlantic Council:
"Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin was filmed making an appeal to convicts, promising amnesty if they sign up to fight in Ukraine."

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scoucer
Berlin  Germany
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Russia recruiting prisoners?
9/19/2022 8:21:14 AM
Was confirmed on Swiss News today. Also confirmed that the Russian Army are sending out "recruitment trucks" offering very large payments for those taking up the offer.

Trevor
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Russia recruiting prisoners?
9/19/2022 3:08:28 PM
Thank you all for the input on this subject. I wonder how much the Russian people know about what's really happening in Ukraine? My guess is the recruitment trucks come bake empty.

Larry
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