Russia Sending Mercenaries to Hold Ukrainian Frontline

“Russia has ordered mercenaries to hold sections of the frontline in Ukraine — a sign it is running short of combat infantry as Kyiv steps up a counter-offensive in the south,” Reuters reports.

“Greater reliance on fighters from the Russian private military company Wagner Group for frontline duties rather than their usual work in special operations would be another sign that Russia’s military is under stress six months into its war in Ukraine.”