Private military companies promise criminals full release from prison after 6 months of combat. The article under which the criminals were convicted is not important.
The Russians report that they plan to recruit 10,000 "volunteers" within two months. After that, they will be moved to Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The main task will be to establish control over the roads in the direction of Izium — Sloviansk — Bakhmut.
In addition, the FSB of the Russian Federation monitors the close relatives of servicemen who died or participated in the war in Ukraine.