Russian mercenaries for rebel units in Donbas are recruited via army conscription centers located in Russia, Jan. 8 Ukraine intelligence report says.
The centers are in Kursk, Rostov-on-Don and Novocherkask.
Moscow has repeatedly dismissed the presence of Russian regulars in Ukraine or that Moscow had any hand in assisting Russian servicemen to get to Donbas.
The recruiters are active looking for Russian regulars or ex-regulars to join the 7th Brigade in Bryanka, Donbas, following massive losses suffered by the brigade in recent intense fighting near Svitlodar.
Candidates, however, agree to join the brigade in supplies and auxiliary positions, refusing to serve in combat units, the intelligence report says.