Russia recruiting Syrians to fight against Ukraine - US officials

Monday - 07/03/2022 06:42
Ukraine continued to call for the West to impose a no-fly zone and provide fighter jets.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Moscow in September. (photo credit: Sputnik/Kremlin/Reuters)
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Moscow in September. (photo credit: Sputnik/Kremlin/Reuters)

Russia is recruiting Syrians to fight against Ukraine, the Wall Street Journalreported on Monday citing US officials. The Syrians recruited are reportedly "skilled in urban combat."

According to American officials, Russia has been recruiting soldiers from Syria since 2015.

While fighting still rages on across Ukraine, the ongoing attack by the Russian military has left 211 Ukrainian schools destroyed or damaged, said Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science, Serhiy Shkarlet on Sunday.

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