Army says Russia’s war is in turmoil



Army dispatched to Ukraine for backup Russian army They say they had no choice but to leave because the Russian army was in turmoil and “they were fooling us at every stage.”

Soldiers from South Osetia withdrawal — Talk to South Osetia leader Anatoly Bibilov at a conference published by an independent press MediaZona— Rattled a list of complaints about defective equipment, lack of leadership and information, and clumsy tactics.

South Osetia, which relies heavily on military and financial assistance from Russia, sent troops to Ukraine in late March to “protect Russia.” Ukrainian military officials said at the time that about 150 South Ossetian troops were working with Russia, but Tskhinvali did not release official figures.

Many of the soldiers are said to be part of Russian troops based in South Osetia. Moscow and Tskhinvali signed a contract in 2017 to partially consolidate their troops.

However, reports soon emerged that many of them refused to participate in the battle and vowed not to be “cannon feed.”

“No one was scared here. They just tricked us at every stage,” one of the soldiers told Bibilov about their decision to give up the fight.

“Of 11 days [that we were there,] I don’t even want the enemy what happened there. All the equipment didn’t work, I’m telling you straight … I didn’t have a commander, “another soldier told the South Ossetian leader.

According to the first soldier, only 3 of the 10 tanks fired. “The artillery mortar for the mortar gunner didn’t work and all the legs were bent,” he said.

“There was no order, and if the officer didn’t know what to do, what was the sergeant doing there?” Another soldier was reportedly said.

Another unit’s “99% of equipment” didn’t work, but when the army warned the commander that the vehicle didn’t work and the gun “did not fire,” he shrugged. rice field. Just “go that way”.

In another case, the army complained that the commander “disappeared” each time the battle began.

“He was afraid of his subordinates. He formed a security team from several men. The commander refused to come out and talk to his subordinates and said he would be beaten. “A soldier said.

Eventually, “Some guys in Spetsnaz [special forces]”Really beat him, and he” made all his face bloody, “he said.

They said the Russian army had no backup plans or escape routes. Another soldier said one of his comrades injured in Russian-occupied Donetsk was not receiving medical care.

“He says they bandaged him on the first day, but there are still shrapnel in him. He says his hands are very swollen, and no one does anything. No, the doctor hasn’t even come to see him. He’s been there for five days, and the doctor is just asking him for money, “he said.

After hearing the soldiers paint such a picture of complete dysfunction, Bibilov asked the man directly if they believed Russia would lose the war.

One soldier said, “Yes, I believe they will lose.”

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