I saw this today on UPI News – Russia fails to pay military reservists, civilian laborers brought into Ukraine: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/08/14/fails-pay-military-reservists-civilian-laborers-ukraine/5201660500132/. Longer article.
By Adam Schrader August 14, 2022
Aug. 14 (UPI) — Russia is reportedly failing to pay military reservists and volunteer units fighting in Ukraine as well as Russian laborers brought into occupied regions.
Russian reservists and volunteer soldiers have reported that Russian authorities have failed to pay them, according to an analysis Saturday from the Institute for the Study of War, a think tank based in Washington, D.C., which cited Radio Free Europe’s news outlet Idel.Realii.
The recruits told Idel.Realii they have no experience but are being tapped as commanding officers leading at the company level or higher.
Russia has also failed to provide sufficient food, ammunition or cigarettes to soldiers, the recruits claimed to Idel.Realii.