For decades, the world believed that the Russia army was a fearsome, terrifying force on the world’s stage, whose unleashed fury would likely run roughshod over Ukraine in no time at all.
As it turns out, quite the opposite is true, as unprepared and ill-equipped soldiers, (and now some civilian conscripts too), are seeing their units dismantled, their morale plummet, and a great many troops simply dropping their guns and running for the Russian border.
Now, after a disastrous campaign in which Russian generals completely mismanaged days of battle, the Kremlin’s soldiers are preparing another potential mutiny.
Russian marines have said their ‘incompetent’ generals are treating them as ‘cannon fodder’ after their unit suffered devastating losses, with 300 men reportedly killed or wounded in four days of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Marines from Russia’s 155th Naval Infantry Brigade wrote a scathing letter to their regional governor, claiming they had lost 300 servicemen in a four-day massacre in Pavlivka thanks to the catastrophic planning of Generals Rustam Muradov and Zurab Akhmedov.
The soldiers claimed Russian commanders were ‘hiding’ the mayhem in the Donetsk region and ‘playing down the number of losses for fear of being held responsible’.
But wait…there’s more:
Soldiers who led the mutiny told superiors they could not fight because they had endured weeks of water shortages and scarce rations – and now they were going to be sent into battle with ‘rusty machine guns from the 1970s’.
Russian marines have said their ‘incompetent’ generals are treating them as ‘cannon fodder’ after their unit suffered devastating losses, with 300 men reportedly killed or wounded in four days of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine. Pictured: Soldiers on the front lines in Pavlivka.
The abject failures of Putin’s army in Ukraine has been humiliating for the Kremlin, forcing the Russian President to make ever-more-unhinged threats on the world’s stage…some referencing the potential use of nuclear weapons.