Russia announces sending new ‘Ossetian Volunteer Battalion’ to Ukraine


ukraineska pravda — Monday, September 19, 2022, 13:58

The pro-Russian government of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania has announced that it will send a newly formed so-called “volunteer detachment” to the war against Ukraine by late September.

sauce: Sergei Menairo Emir of North Ossetia and Alania telegram

detail: According to him, the battalion is now training at the training ground. Menairo said he personally “organizes combat coordination and guides them into the realm of combat missions.”

The first battalion sent to Ukraine was called Alania. We reached the combat zone seven months ago. The Ossetian battalion was created three months before him. The newly created detachment does not yet have a name. Menairo claims that the “Ossetian Volunteer Battalion” is equipped with separate artillery divisions and tank companies.

Background:

  • In July Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said: Said That Russia launched a covert mobilization and formed the so-called “volunteer battalion”.

  • After a successful counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces and the defeat of Russian forces in the Kharkov province, Russian authorities Covert mobilization intensifies Recruitment for war in Ukraine.

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