- Reports in some quarters indicate that Russia is set to deploy up to 1,000 more mercenaries to fight for them in their widely condemned invasion of Ukraine
- This comes as Ukrainians stunned the Russians and surprised the world with their bravery as they countered the invaders
- Meanwhile, an official raised the alarm that the invading Russia troops are planning to bomb Ukraine into submission
Russia is planning to bombard Ukraine into submission according to a western intelligence official. This, according to the official, could lead to significant civilian casualties.
Going further, the official claimed the invaders is set to deploy up to 1,000 more mercenaries to the country in coming days and week.
The US has already seen “some indications” that Russian mercenaries may be involved in Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine “in some places,” a senior defense official said earlier this week, but it wasn’t clear exactly where or in what numbers, CNN had reported.
The official was quoted to have said:
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“We’ve seen some indications that they’re being employed.”
Now a US official tells CNN that Russia is planning to deploy up to 1,000 more mercenaries in the near future.
Russia-Ukraine war: 1 of Airpeace planes set to arrive Poland to evacuate Nigerians
The Nigerian government is set to evacuate the first set of Nigerians caught up in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission disclosed that the evacuation would commence once the aircraft dispatched by Airpeace lands in Warsaw in a few hours.
According to the chairman of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, she is anxiously awaiting the first evacuation of Nigerians from Poland.
Russian invasion: Nigerian volunteer fighters besiege Ukraine Embassy in Abuja
Some Nigerians are interested in helping Ukraine overcome the invasion of its country by Russian forces.
The Ukrainian embassy in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been besieged by young Nigerians interested in helping Ukraine.
The situation is the same in several countries as Britons, Americans and Canadians have also offered to help Ukraine.
Russia-Ukraine War: Nigerian government announces steps to take in line with UN sanctions
Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian government condemned the invasion of Ukraine by Russian military troops in the past days.
Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs said Nigeria is ready to take punishable actions against Russia for invading Ukraine.
The minister admitted that the federal government will abide by and adopt measures imposed on the country in line with the provisions of the United Nations Resolution.