President Vladimir Putin is reportedly seeking to recruit foreign fighters to fight in Ukraine on behalf of Russian forces. This was disclosed by the US Department of Defence. The Pentagon said Putin is seeking to recruit the fighters specifically from Syria.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby who disclosed this to CNN said there are indications that corroborated the report. Putin had already sent over 150,000 Russian forces into Ukraine. According to reports, the troops are been stalled by Ukranian forces.
He said: “We do have indications that corroborate that story that in fact they are trying to enlist and recruit foreign fighters, which we find noteworthy that with more than 150,000 troops, a stalled military advance inside Ukraine, particularly in the north, that Mr. Putin has found it necessary to try to recruit foreign fighters for this war of his.”