Bodies of Russian soldiers atop an armored vehicle after a battle in the Kyiv region.
Morale of invading Russian forces seems to be low. According to report, some Russian soldiers have reportedly shot themselves in the legs with the help of Ukrainian weapons In order to avoid fighting.
The troops is said to be shooting with the help of Ukrainian ammunition to avoid suspicion.
Ukraine’s military says that more than 14,000 Kremlin troops have been killed since the Russian invasion on February 24, while one US intelligence estimate has put the number at around 7,000. Moscow’s Defence Ministry says that less than 500 soldiers have been killed.
Corpses of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were recently seen being moved from Belarus back to Russia by train and planes in the dead of night to avoid attracting attention, it has emerged.
Video posted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows military ambulances driving through the Belarusian city of Homel in early March, with employees at the region’s clinical hospital claiming more than 2,500 bodies have already been shipped back to Russia as of March 13.
In a conversation, which was being carried out between soldiers and intercepted by Belarusian media outlet NEXTA, a Russian, said, “They’ve been shooting at us for 14 days. We’re scared. We’re stealing food, breaking into houses. We’re killing civilians,” the US Sun reported.
“Russian officers shoot themselves in the legs to go home. There are corpses everywhere,” he continued.
Another soldier was also heard saying that his comrades are “looking for Ukrainian ammunition in order to shoot themselves in the legs and go to hospital.”