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Imagine you’re a 60-year-old Russian draftee who just arrived at the front line in Ukraine after just a month of half-hearted training.
Your weapons are 60-year-old Cold War leftovers. Your battalion has been losing scores of men every time it tries to advance. Your commander has set himself up in an abandoned Ukrainian house miles away, and rarely visits. Artillery support seems to be dwindling.
You could be forgiven for feeling … demoralized. Especially as your Ukrainian foes are getting more and more high-tech Western-made equipment. Leopard 2, M-1 and Challenger 2 tanks. High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.
Would the prospect of a big cash bonus—potentially tens of thousands of dollars—motivate you to charge into battle and target a Ukrainian tank?
A Russian company called Fores, which sells oil-production supplies, earlier this year offered Russian and allied fighters a prize
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