Pitam se hoće li Svetlostvostoka biti mobilisan….
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Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has accused Russia of pressuring imprisoned Africans to join the war against Ukraine.
In a tweet, ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said: "Putin is sending African citizens imprisoned in Russia to the war in Ukraine. A former Zambian student was killed.
Lemekhani Nyirenda, a 23-year-old Zambian student at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, had been serving nine years in jail for a drug offence.
Nyirenda died in September fighting in Ukraine, but Russia has only now informed Zambia's government.
The circumstances of his release from prison are unknown, but Russia has offered freedom to some prisoners in exchange for fighting in Ukraine.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-63627759
In September footage was leaked showing the Russian mercenary group Wagner recruiting prisoners to fight in Ukraine.
In the video Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, is seen outlining the rules of fighting, such as no deserting or sexual contact with Ukrainian women, and then gives the prisoners five minutes to decide if they want to join the battle.
Ominously, he told the prisoners he would get them out of jail alive but said he could not promise to bring them back to alive.
Zambia has taken a neutral position on the Russia-Ukraine war, as many other African countries have, but says it condemns any form of war.
Na redu je Tarzanija, neka se spremi Srbija.