Will Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters Change the Course of Ukraine’s War? | The New Yorker

Will Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters Change the Course of Ukraine’s War?

Will Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters Change the Course of Ukraine’s War?

At a critical strategic juncture, non-state actors threaten to complicate the conflict.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/will-mercenaries-and-foreign-fighters-change-the-course-of-ukraines-war

The infusion of outsiders and “irregular forces” could further complicate an already messy conflict, according to a report released on Monday by the Soufan Center, a nonprofit, global-security research group. “The battlefield in Ukraine is incredibly complex, with a range of violent non-state actors—private military contractors, foreign fighters, volunteers, mercenaries, extremists, and terrorist groups—all in the mix,” it concluded


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