Scottish Daily Mail
Putin sends women in jail to frontline
RUSSIA is believed to be sending female prisoners to war in Ukraine to make up for a lack of manpower.
The Ukrainian armed forces general staff said Vladimir Putin has sought ‘alternative sources’ to make up for ‘heavy losses’ of in the conflict.
‘Last week there was a movement towards the Donetsk region of a train with reserved seats for transporting prisoners. One of the carriages [was for] convicted women,’ a statement read.
Olga Romanova, the founder of the Russia Behind Bars organisation, believes around 100 women were sent to Ukraine.
Male prisoners have been recruited in Russia in their tens of thousands and offered a deal which cancels their sentences if they serve six months on the frontline – with most serving in the Wagner private army.
However the precise role the female prisoners are playing in the war is unknown.