Vladimir Putin’s veterans who served more than a decade ago in the Russian military are being called up to fight in Ukraine to replace the thousands of men who have been killed in action.
Putin has suffered enormous losses the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that the Kremlin are trying to recruit soldiers from Transnistria, which is a breakaway region of Moldova that borders Ukraine.
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Transnistria is not part of Russia and this move show’s just how desperate Putin and the Kremlin are in their invasion plan of Ukraine.
The MoD said in their latest assessment on Sunday, “In response to mounting losses, the Russian armed forces seek to bolster troop numbers with personnel discharged from military service since 2012.
“Efforts to generate more fighting power also include trying to recruit from the unrecognised Transnistria region of Moldova.”
Putin’s amry has failed to take Ukraine and Kyiv and the Kremlin are focusing on the efforts in the east and south of the country.
Given the soldiers physical health their morale amid their huge losses it is uncertain how effective Putin’s troops will be.
Vadym Prystaiko, the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK warned that the “next battles” will likely be seen in the south near Odesa and Mariupol, which could well be “very bloody ones,” he told Sky News.