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Ukraine “Snatching” Men Off The Streets To Fight

The New York Times has woken up to the fact that Ukrainian men are being dragged into battle using corrupt conscription tactics.

The Times published this piece calling the Ukrainian army “people snatchers.” It says that men are being dragged off the streets with brute force and taken from their homes in order to force them into the fight against Russia.

“Recruiters have confiscated passports, taken people from their jobs and, in at least one case, tried to send a mentally disabled person to military training, according to lawyers, activists and Ukrainian men who have been subject to coercive tactics,” the Times reports.

Yes. This has been happening for months and is increasingly necessary because Ukraine has thrown its entire population of young men into the meat grinder. Even Time Magazine admits that the average age of a Ukrainian soldier is 43 years old. The younger generation have died to take back land from Russia. The people living in those regions asked to join Russia to stop Ukraine from terrorizing those lands, which it has been doing since 2014. It’s a horror. The New York Times called it a “suicide mission.”

And what happens to these forced conscripts? They’re no good on the battlefield because they are not trained for that. Ukraine’s military intelligence chief Kirill Budanov admitted as much in a recent panel discussion. He said that the people who are forced to enlist have an “efficiency” that is “almost zero.” But still, forced conscription will continue. “It is impossible to escape mobilization,” he stated. “There are currently 1.1 million people in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. No recruiting can cover such volumes.”

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