Russia alleges NATO’s ‘low-key’ role in recruiting foreign fighters

NGOs as well as Ukrainian diplomats are looking internationally for soldiers of fortune to fight against Russia, according to Moscow

Several NATO member states “quietly” support kyiv’s efforts to recruit foreign mercenaries to fight in the ongoing conflict with Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“Russia is closely monitoring the recruitment of foreign citizens carried out by the Ukrainian authorities with the full support of some NATO countries to wage war in eastern Ukraine alongside the kyiv regime,” Vladimir Tarabrin, who heads the new challenges and threats department at the ministry, told RIA Novosti news agency.

Tarabrin also alleged that NGOs, as well as Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad, are involved in hiring mercenaries, adding that such actions by Kyiv violate international agreements, including the 1961 Vienna Convention. on diplomatic relations.

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