Russia using mercenary group Wagner to reinforce Ukraine frontlines - UK

Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Donbas region

LONDON (Reuters) - British military intelligence said on Monday that Russia has used the private military contractor Wagner to reinforce its frontline forces in the Ukraine conflict.

Wagner is lowering its recruitment standards and hiring convicts and formerly blacklisted individuals, potentially impacting Russian military effectiveness, the Ministry of Defence said in an intelligence update.

(Reporting by Muvija M, writing by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by William Schomberg)

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