How Russia’s elite marines were sent to massacre at Pavlivka

On the southern front, as in Kherson, eastern Donbass, the “fog of war” limits information from moving fronts still engaged in fierce fighting.

Some horror stories are undoubtedly filtered through the propaganda interests of one or the other, and sometimes each other, in a slightly distorted way. Thus, the 155th Russian Marine Brigade and a suicide attack on Ukrainian positions in Pavlivka, Donetsk region.

As you can see from the video below, Ukraine’s position at this point on the front line seemed impossible at the end of October: soldiers in blue and yellow in their trenches thus said a heartbreaking farewell to the world e video. “last stop”.

A few days later, it was said that these people were rescued in time. Above all, he told himself “last stop” not theirs, but that of the Russian 155th Marine Brigade, a surprising number of men who, if not elite, were at least professional and of excellent military quality.

Although the Russian authorities denied the figures, the unit in question would lose 300 men and half of its equipment in just four days. This can partially explain the huge numbers that the Ukrainian command is currently disclosing.

A letter written by the remnants of these men sent to the pipe breakers to Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of the Primorsk region, which is Russia’s base in Vladivostok, has been filtered through social networks and channels. , sometimes associated with the Wagner group, may be interested in undermining the regular army of the Kremlin and its leaders.

Massacre on command

What he describes is horrific: General Muradov and his right-hand man Akhmedov, lured by fame, jewels and financial rewards, decided to attack from the front without any preparation or logic, impaling the troops in the mines and defenses of Ukraine and letting them sink. enemy lines and then fired on from all sides, especially by the artillery on the opposite side.

“How are they going to capture a village through the fields where the enemy is still present, destroy us while evacuating our wounded, and supply ammunition?”so ask the signatories of the famous letter that ended up being leaked to the wider public, particularly via state journalist Aleksandr Sladkov, as reported by Meduza.

“They think only of their own interests. They call people meat”, the attack and the leader of Muradov and Ahmadov are requested to be investigated, it is also said in this appeal. Some videos confirm the intensity of the battles for these Russian troops, some armored vehicles were sent to attack minefields, and in the end, as we imagine.

The 155th Russian Marine Brigade is a professional unit: if such an asset is sent to such a massacre, it is not difficult to imagine how lightly the Russian command (or Wagner’s group) will treat less hardened troops, especially recent conscripts. .

And so other similar and improving stories emerge, as told by the Guardian. In the Luhansk region, near Makiivka, the mobilized soldiers who had just landed at the front had to dig trenches under enemy fire, which, according to certain statements, was little or not at all armed and sometimes equipped with their own hands.

According to the soldier who gave a daily statement to the British, only 130 of the 570 conscripts sent that day survived. “Ukrainian drone flew over us, then their artillery started hitting us non-stop for hours”he explains. “I saw that people were torn to pieces in front of me, a large part of our unit was lost and destroyed. It was hell.”

Filtering the Russian side a little more clearly, especially because of the internal wars around the Kremlin and Putin, or the increasingly critical reporting of Russian military bloggers, such narratives can undermine the general morale of the troops and even demoralize some forces. actions bordering on rebellion.

In this context, another mind-boggling video appeared on social networks, which can be seen below. Here, Kazan soldiers are accused of drunkenness and directly attack their leaders. Some already see in it some traces of the February Revolution of 1917, which brought down Nicholas II and the Russian Empire; we’re not there yet, but things are still getting tough for the Kremlin.

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