Russian soldier alleges commanders exploit ill troops as frontline ‘cannon fodder’

Feb 8, 2024

New Delhi: Ukrainian military intelligence has reportedly shared an audio clip Russian soldierhe has a complaint Commanders'Decision to deploy seriously ill soldiers borderline Expendable. A report in Newsweek said the claim was made public by Ukraine's Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) through an audio post on its Telegram channel, which highlighted a conversation where soldiers described their actions in active combat zones. Condemns the unit's tactical use of sick soldiers.
Key points of intercepted calls:
The soldier alleges that members of his unit, including those suffering from diseases like tuberculosis and HIV, were sent to fight ahead of their healthy counterparts.
– In a scathing accusation, he claimed, “The whole bullshit company lost, you killed them all…stupidly thrown away as meat, like Cannon fodder,
Health concerns among soldiers: He discloses his HIV status and notes the prevalence of serious illnesses among personnel, listing conditions such as hepatitis, suspected tuberculosis, lung diseases, and brain tumors.
-The soldier says that due to the change in temperature his immune system became weak, which worsened his health condition.
Compensation issues: There are claims that soldiers who served at the front and were later transferred to reserve service faced financial neglect.
-He recalls an instance where he was threatened with punishment and redeployment to the front lines for expressing complaints against the military leadership.
– This intercepted conversation outlines the alleged low morale and challenging conditions of some Russian military personnel stationed in Ukraine. The GUR frequently publishes such communications to reflect the state of disorganization and discontent within the Russian forces.
The authenticity of the audio clip has not yet been independently confirmed by external sources. However, the narrative presented in the audio clip, if accurate, provides serious information about the tactics adopted by commanders in the conflict zone, raising serious humanitarian and ethical concerns about the welfare of soldiers on both sides of the ongoing conflict. Increases.
(with inputs from agencies)

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