In the Russian Federation, new battalions are being formed in the Omsk and Samara regions to participate in the war against Ukraine.
In Russia, a new volunteer battalion “Samara” is being formed, which will become part of the 3rd Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces.
About it report analysts at the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
It is noted that men aged 18 to 50 are recruited into this battalion without compulsory military experience, but at least with a secondary education.
ISW experts have previously reported on the formation by Russia of a 15,000-strong army corps in the western military district, which is based in the Nizhny Novgorod region. It is likely that the Kremlin plans to form this corps, at least in part, from volunteer battalions.
In addition, the formation of regional volunteer battalions is reported. So, the governor of the Omsk region of the Russian Federation, Alexander Butkov, said that his region continues to form three such battalions – Irtysh, Avangard and Om. These occupiers are being trained to be transferred to the Donbass, where they should provide engineering, medical and logistical support. Butkov also promised that the authorities would give the recruits a one-time payment of 100,000 rubles (about $1,612), but specified that the funds would only be available after three months of service.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian state television reported on North Korea’s alleged readiness to send 100,000 of its soldiers to support Russia’s attempted invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian propagandist said that the North Koreans allegedly have “extensive experience in counter-battery warfare.”