Russian soldier laments ‘cannon fodder’ treatment in Vovchansk

Russian soldier complains that the command of the Russian Armed Forces does not protect its soldiers at all
Russian soldier complains that the command of the Russian Armed Forces does not protect its soldiers at all

A Russian soldier, who survived the initial days of the recent Russian offensive in Kharkiv Oblast, took to social media on June 3 to expose the dire situation in Vovchansk, recording a video lamenting Russia's significant losses.

"A group arrives, and they send it to storm the street," he said.

"You pass the street, everything seems fine... until you're ensnared in a trap, facing heavy fire, drones, FPVs, you name it. They're depleting our forces... And the command on the radio constantly urges, 'Forward, forward! Forward, forward!' No retreats allowed. There's no going back. Glancing back, only about five to ten people remain from the group."

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Against this backdrop, the Russian soldier realized the Kremlin regime's disregard for its "cannon fodder," making it nearly impossible for a soldier sent into the assault on Vovchansk to return home unscathed.

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"Fresh groups arrived," he continues.

"Those who haven't faced shelling. Who completed training just four or five days ago. They were deployed for the assault in the morning. However, they couldn't advance beyond two buildings. They came under machine-gun fire. They huddled together, easily targeted by drones. Only five or six people survived. As a group approached us, only one person remained from that group."

"It turns out, they just throw us in and that's it," the soldier said, commenting on the Russian command tactic.

"They send us into machine-gun fire, under drones, in broad daylight. Full-on carnage. 'Forward, forward! Forward, forward!' Those in Moscow — they couldn't care less."

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