At the time of the war Ukraine This will be more difficult for Russia than Vladimir Putin could have imagined, because he wants to strengthen the front, especially in the eastern part of the country, where fierce fighting is going on between pro-Russian separatists and the Russian military. With Ukrainian forces.
In particular, Putin said today that he wanted to allow “volunteers” to fight against Ukrainian forces and agreed to hand over the seized Western missile systems to Russian-backed militants.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has proposed providing US-made anti-tank systems, such as the Javelin and Stinger, to militants in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
16,000 volunteers in the Middle East
Shoiku added that there are 16,000 volunteers in the Middle East who are ready to fight alongside Russian forces and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.
Speaking at a meeting of the Russian Security Council, Putin expressed support for such an idea.
He said relief would be available to those who wished to fight Russian-backed separatists voluntarily.
He said 16,000 “volunteers” were ready to fight in the Middle East.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said volunteers who want to help the people of Donbass could be facilitated to reach the area.
“If there are people who want to go there and help the Donbass people as volunteers, we have to fulfill their wishes and help them get to the war zone,” Putin told a meeting with his permanent members. Security Council.