Intercepted conversation with Russian soldier reveals complaints about huge losses in Ukraine

10 August 2022, 06:41 PM
Російський загарбник скаржиться, що від його підрозділу залишилася лише половина (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Російський загарбник скаржиться, що від його підрозділу залишилася лише половина (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian soldiers are continuing to complain about huge losses in Ukraine due to constant shelling and sabotage and reconnaissance groups, according to a new intercepted conversation published by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on YouTube on Aug. 10.

One of the invaders can be heard telling his son about the attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

“They f***ed out our positions to pieces,” the invader said.

“We have 300s (injured) again. That’s it, half of us are left. Every second is already wounded. We’ve withdrawn for now. I came to the positions, but we have no mobile connection there. I came here to the forefront. Everything is f***ed out to pieces. Buildings are f***ed, everything is f***ed! With a mortar, a tank up close. They broke everything. I think I’ll make a quick call right now and, God forbid, get out of here.”

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In addition, he mentioned some “Polish mercenaries” who allegedly kill Russian soldiers at night.

“Special forces, Poles and all kinds of mercenaries arrived here,” he said.

“They killed so many people... Three of our guys were killed at once. They sneaked in at night. Today they killed eight people. Right as they slept. And then two more. I’m saying it’s not a special operation. It’s a fierce war here. We’re cannon fodder here. There are few of us left.”

There are no Polish mercenaries, or soldiers serving with any other NATO army, involved in the fighting in Ukraine. Some foreign citizens are fighting as part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the country’s Foreign Legion, or in other regular units.

The Russian soldier was likely referring to Ukrainian special forces soldiers or Ukrainian partisans.

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