Russia tasks mercenaries with frontline sectors as infantry losses mount – UK

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By Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) -Russia has tasked mercenaries to hold sections of the frontline in Ukraine in a sign it is running short of combat infantry, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said on Friday, as Kyiv steps up a counter-offensive in the south. Greater reliance on paid fighters from the Russian private military company Wagner Group for frontline duties rather than their usual work in special operations would be another sign that Russia’s military is under stress six months into its war in Ukraine. But the British defence ministry said in an intelligence update that Wagner mercenarie…

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