Russia Has Recruited Over 100,000 Convicts Since Ukraine War Began

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Neil Melvin, Director of International Security Studies at British defense and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)... [told] Newsweek that the Russian military fights with little regard to causalities. It throws troops into battle and then brings in fresh units to replace those destroyed, relying on the country's large population and with little regard to life, he said. "For this kind of warfare, prisoners are viewed by the Russian leadership as a resource that can be used with little risk of major political consequences," Melvin added.