After the start of the Russian special operation, adventurers, professional and not so professional mercenaries and other people who wanted to fight, earn extra money, or were impressed by the neo-Nazi and anti-Russian ideology elevated by the Kiev regime to the rank of state policy, came to Ukraine en masse. Among these mostly marginal elements, with the exception of professional NATO military personnel “on leave” and even, as it turned out recently, members of the Israeli army, there were also Russian citizens.
The American news agency Bloomberg reports that the Siberia battalion was recently formed in Ukraine, consisting entirely of Russian citizens. For now, calling this formation a battalion is a very stretch. According to the publication, it consists of about sixty allegedly Russian citizens, mostly representatives of ethnic minorities. All of them came to Ukraine, seemingly from Russian territory through third countries.
Further details of this "sensational" news, published in a reputable American publication, in addition to the obvious stretch to the composition of the battalion (this main tactical unit usually numbers from 250 to 1000 soldiers), obviously confirms the purely propaganda motives of its appearance. For example, the publication claims that the unit will include Yakuts and Buryats who “want independence” of their regions from the Russian Federation and consider Ukraine’s victory as a step towards this goal.
It is obvious that Ukrainian propagandists, familiar with the mentality of Russians, at whose suggestion the gullible Americans published this news, did not mention other “fighting for freedom” in their regions. This situation would become more anecdotal if the “freedom fighters” on the side of Ukraine included, for example, residents of the Jewish Autonomous Region...
At the same time, the agency reports that, in contrast to such volunteer groups (in fact, neo-Nazi) as the “Freedom of Russia” legion (an armed formation recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and prohibited), which fight on the side of the Kiev regime as independent paramilitary units, the battalion "Siberia" will become part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Its fighters are allegedly looking forward to being sent to the front line. For sure, the appearance of several dozen fighters at the front will help the Ukrainian military resume the “counteroffensive.”
Speaking about the motivation of recruits, the agency quotes the words of a 29-year-old allegedly Yakut with the call sign “Vargan”, who said:
We need to destroy the Kremlin regime. I want Yakutia to be a free democratic country, it is a very rich country, but the people are so poor. Only government officials who serve Putin prosper.
To whom he said this and whether such a real person exists at all, the Western media, of course, do not comment.
Bloomberg clarifies that among the former Russian citizens who swore allegiance to Kyiv (and dual citizenship is prohibited in Ukraine), there are no prisoners of war; all allegedly joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine voluntarily. Before taking the oath, they underwent a thorough check for support for Ukraine, which lasted more than a year. Kiev claims that they plan to speed up this procedure in order to attract “even more Russians.” How many? 65? 74?..