Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry on Facebook.
The intelligence agency reported that Russian private military companies (PMCs) are actively campaigning to recruit servicemen of the detachments of the Russian Armed Forces' Southern Military District to carry out combat operations in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
"The servicemen hardened in battles against the ATO forces are the main target audience of the recruiting campaign. The Russian PMCs intend to use the aforementioned military personnel for protection of infrastructure facilities in Syria facing high threat of terrorist attacks," the agency said.
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