A Ukrainian soldier holds his assault rifle in the town of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Photo: AFP
A Ukrainian soldier holds his assault rifle in the town of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukrainians say Russians using ‘disposable soldiers’ as human bait in battle

  • Ukrainian troops say Wagner mercenaries are being used as ‘human bait’ to help direct Russian artillery
  • Mercenary group has been sending thousands of fighters recruited in Russian prisons to the front line

A Ukrainian soldier holds his assault rifle in the town of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Photo: AFP
A Ukrainian soldier holds his assault rifle in the town of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Photo: AFP
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