Russia: the Wagner group seeks to strengthen its workforce in sports halls

The paramilitary group Wagner is seeking to strengthen its workforce: it announced last Friday the opening of 58 recruitment centers in 42 cities in Russia. After massively enlisting prisoners in exchange for sentence reductions, the leader of the private group changes strategy. He now very officially turns to sports halls that have a storefront or almost, like in this boxing club located one hour from the center of Moscow.

Photo taken from a video published by the press service of Yevgeny Prigozhin.  The boss of the Wagner Group addresses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to ask him to withdraw the remaining Ukrainian forces from Bakhmout to save their lives.  (Illustrative image taken in Ukraine without specifying the location)

From our correspondent in Moscow,