Russia recruiting thousands to replenish its ranks in Ukraine

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Across Russia, volunteer battalions are being formed to deploy to the war in Ukraine. From Arctic Circle to the Russian Far East, the call has gone out, appealing to both the patriotism and the wallets of Russians. Relevant military experience is not always required.

Analysts assess that more than 30,000 volunteers might be mobilized to supplement Russian ranks depleted by five months of combat, CNN reports, citing military analysts.

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