Russian soldier slams Putin invasion and says frostbitten troops ‘torn apart’ by Ukraine forces

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According to an intercepted phone call, two Russian soldiers described Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as a “s***show” after their own troops dropped a bomb on them.

Audio reveals soldier, unnamed, describing how a column of Russian troops sent alongside his unit was ‘torn up’ by Ukrainian troops

The soldier near Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine told his colleague that the attack sparked chaos within the ranks of the Russian army, with 50 percent of the unit experiencing frostbite.

“But they don’t plan to treat them in the hospital,” the Russian soldier said in the audio, which was published by the Ukrainian Security Servicewhile criticizing Putin’s ‘madhouse invasion’.

Despite mobilizing a force of between 150,000 and 200,000 Russian troops, Moscow was unable to anticipate anything but weak resistance from Ukrainian forces – probably due to the failure of Russian intelligence.

A senior NATO military officer said today that the alliance estimates that during the first month of the war, Russia suffered between 30,000 and 40,000 battlefield casualties in Ukraine, including between 7,000 and 15,000 dead.

According to an intercepted phone call, two Russian soldiers described Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as a “s***show” after their own troops dropped a bomb on them. Pictured: A charred Russian tank is seen, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on the front lines in Ukraine’s Kiev region, on March 20

A Ukrainian soldier mans a military checkpoint in Kiev on March 21

A Ukrainian soldier mans a military checkpoint in Kiev on March 21

A Ukrainian soldier mans a military checkpoint in Kiev on March 21

“Basically, it’s like *** shows here, I’ll put it this way,” said the unnamed soldier, according to the Daily Beast.

He said General Lieutenant Yakov Rezantsev, who commanded his unit, told them that their invasion of Ukraine would soon be over.

‘Do you know what he told us? “It’s no secret to anyone that there are only a few hours left before this special operation is over.” And now those hours still go on,’ said the soldier.

The unnamed soldier added that Russian troops have complained that their military equipment is not fit for purpose, and that their concerns have been ignored.

“Comrade General, damn it, I have this situation,” the soldier claimed that troops had told their leader. “And he just says, ‘Son, be strong,’ and then he fucks off. It’s such a mess in here…our own plane dropped a bomb on us,” he said.

“They couldn’t even send the 200s here,” he said, using a military term for dead bodies. “They rode with us for five days.”

“Even in Chechnya there was no such thing,” he said. “This ‘special operation’, damn it… regarding houses not meant to be destroyed… they’re bulls***.”

A car destroyed after Russian shelling was seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Tuesday

A car destroyed after Russian shelling was seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Tuesday

A car destroyed after Russian shelling was seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Tuesday

Russian forces in Ukraine appear to be embarking on a war of attrition with devastating consequences for civilians after failing to make the quick gains hoped for when President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion a month ago.

The US government says it has intensified air and naval bombardments in recent days as Ukrainian resistance halts the invaders’ advance on land.

Attacking forces remain 10 miles from the Ukrainian capital Kiev to the northwest and 29 miles to the east, able to bomb it only from a distance.

While US President Joe Biden has said Putin is “backing against the wall in Ukraine,” Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told CNN on Tuesday that Ukrainian forces were now even “going after Russians” who were losing morale as food and fuel ran out.

The capture of Kiev appeared to be the main target of the Russians when they entered the country on February 24, hoping to overthrow the government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

But despite mobilizing a force of between 150,000 and 200,000 troops, Moscow was unable to anticipate anything but weak resistance – probably due to the failure of Russian intelligence – and made sloppy logistical preparations.

Even now, Russia does not have full control over Ukraine’s airspace, complicating their entire offensive.

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