Russian soldier complains about old equipment, lack of winter uniform, in intercepted call
Russian invaders (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
A Russian soldier complains about the old age of the equipment he’s been issued, and the lack of a winter uniform, in a new intercepted conversation between the soldier and his mother, released by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR) on Telegram on Oct. 23.
According to the Russian invader, the Russians “can’t even hope to get a winter uniform.”
The soldier says that they’ve already spent one winter in Ukraine, and will spend another one without warm clothes. The mother can be heard assuming that at least the military equipment would be new.
“The oldest junk, nothing new in terms of technology,” the soldier replies.
“T-62 tanks. Yesterday, they brought the shells for Grad that look fifty-ish years old.”
Corruption in the Russian military is endemic, and the chaos of their logistics chains, aided by precision Ukrainian strikes on supply hubs, has further damaged their ability to properly equip their soldiers.
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