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Russia to send musicians to frontline to boost morale

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Russia says it will deploy musicians and singers to the front lines of its war in Ukraine to boost troops’ morale.

The defence ministry announced the formation of the “front-line creative brigade” this week, saying it would also include circus performers.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence highlighted the brigade’s creation in an intelligence update on Sunday.

This comes as UK defence officials said low morale continues to be a “significant vulnerability across much of the Russian force”.

The BBC said the new creative brigade which follows a recent campaign, urging the public to donate musical instruments to troops is in keeping with the historic use of “military music and organised entertainment” to boost morale.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai