Independent Russian news site “Mediazona” and revealed images Broadcast by CNN Cool in the back. We see Russian soldiers speaking directly to Vladimir Putin. These soldiers from the 1439th regiment from Irkutsk (Siberia) are involved in the Ukrainian conflict in the Donbas region.
In a video released Saturday, the group says it received “Illegal and Criminal Orders” Their command and sent”to the slaughterhouse”Because without any combat support.
“We are mobilized from the Irkutsk region, regiment 1439, who were sent to the Donetsk People’s Republic on December 31, 2022.”A soldier comments before continuing: “We ask for help to deal with the illegal and criminal orders of our command … Territorial defense soldiers were converted into assault units on the same day and sent to attack the Avdivka fortress without any artillery support..
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Avdiivka is a fiercely contested city near the front line in Donetsk.
The masked soldier continues: “Commanders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic are firing machine guns and infantry fighting vehicles at our mobilized soldiers as they refuse to join the assault units. Appealing to the local military attorney’s office is of no use.
As the video ends, the soldier says that the unit is in a “Desperate Situation” because “The self-proclaimed commanders of the Donetsk People’s Republic don’t care” their lives.
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Note that last January, a similar video was already released. Among these, soldiers from the same regiment had already complained of ill-treatment.
“Mediazona” also published text messages sent to their families on the war front. “They are firing at us from their combat vehicles to force us to attack Ukrainian borders. Yesterday they opened fire on a house where Russian soldiers were hiding, refusing to launch an attack.One soldier in particular declares.
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