Video: Testimony of a captured Russian soldier reveals abuse and harsh realities on the front line
Video of the interrogation of a Russian soldier captured by Ukrainian fighters exposes Russia’s lies to its soldiers once again Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ukrainian The photo was shared by Armed Forces Oleksandr Sirsky on Telegram on February 8.
The Russian soldier identified himself as Balev Shamil Zakirovich, 35 years old, a soldier from the Republic of Bashkortostan, and works as a grenade thrower in the 4th Motorized Rifle Brigade.
Zakirović said he signed a contract on November 2, 2023 due to financial difficulties and expected a back posting. Instead, he was sent to the front lines as “cannon fodder” without receiving the promised payment. He detailed regular mistreatment of soldiers, including constant beatings by command.
Al-Ghazi said that everyone remained in fear and was threatened with “elimination.” He witnessed numerous instances of destroyed equipment and the corpses of fellow Russians while in front-line positions.
Zakirovich spoke about the continuing continuous bombing, Ukrainian drone attacks, and water supply problems, noting that they resort to drinking their own urine due to the scarcity of resources.
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