Political Risk

Russia to hire more foreign troops in forces shake-up

“Russia is opening up its armed forces to foreign career soldiers, though Russian experts say the move is not linked to the conflict in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin issued a decree enabling foreigners to serve for at least five years in the Russian military – provided they speak Russian. More recruits from ex-Soviet Central Asian republics are expected.”

Source: BBC News – Russia to hire more foreign troops in forces shake-up

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