News Foreign POWs say tricked into fighting for Russia

KYIV: Foreign soldiers captured by Ukraine said they traveled to escape poverty from homes in Asia, the Caribbean and Africa but were tricked into fighting for Russia on the front lines.
Speaking at a recent press event organized by Ukrainian officials, eight prisoners of war from Cuba, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Somalia said they were lured with promises of high wages, non-frontline roles or simply tricked.
Organizers defined the men as “mercenaries” from the “global South” and said they were treating them the same as Russian POWs.

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