According to multiple reports Russia is actively recruiting 16,000 fighters from the Middle East to fight in the Ukraine.
Russia is said to be willing to offer members of the various factions it put together in Syria a chance to fight in Ukraine for money. These factions include members of the National Defense Force, Christian Militias, and army defectors – all of which have been trained in urban combat by Russia.
While many might think that this plan is so far fetched it won’t happen, the Syrian economy is so bad, many former fighters are actively considering the prospects of joining the war in Ukraine.
Syrian fighters are both inexpensive and battle hardened. With Russia’s efforts to take Kiev and Karhiv stalled, Jihadists might make all the difference.