• Russia is replenishing its troops with an unlikely source — African migrants and students.
  • Thousands of Africans have been forced to join in Russia’s war against Ukraine, per Bloomberg.
  • The country has also been plugging its manpower gaps by sending prison inmates to the battlefield.
  • anticolonialist@lemmy.world
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    Brought to us by the same people that claimed Russia was fighting with WWII shovels, end of war is near, sanctions will kill the Russian economy, etc.

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      • names itself anticolonialist
      • Defends Russian colonization of Ukraine
      • Fails to cope
        • EndlessApollo@lemmy.world
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          Then what are you doing here? Why act like Russia is doing better than it is other than to try and spread Kremlin propaganda?

        • afraid_of_zombies@lemmy.world
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          Point to where I defended Russia?

          There was this little shit when I was about ten who would put his finger really close to the younger kids and announce “I am not touch you, I am not touching you, I am not touching you…”

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      Brought to us by the same people that claimed Russia was fighting with WWII shovels, end of war is near, sanctions will kill the Russian economy, etc.

      Hence why they’re now pressing students and immigrants into emergency armed service. Because they’re getting their asses beat. This all checks out. A stable country with a well functioning modern military doesn’t extend a 3 day operation into 3 years, lose half a million troops, and then press-gang their students into the draft. These are signs of failure.