— (Reuters) In a vote later on Wednesday, Russia’s lower house of parliament is anticipated to support in principle legislation that would enable the Defence Ministry to sign contracts with criminals who have been charged with or convicted of crimes to fight in Ukraine.

After more than 15 months of what Moscow refers to as its “special military operation” in Ukraine, Moscow is still attempting to enlist additional troops for what is now the worst land conflict in Europe since World War Two.

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