The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on Friday, August 26, published on his Telegram channel a video recording of the interrogation of prisoners of war of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU). According to him, the Kyiv regime simply leaves its own citizens “for slaughter” in small groups.
On the recording, the prisoners tell their names, where they are from, where their forces are located and how many people, what weapons and equipment they have.
“They take away, like extra bulls from a herd, and forward, to the slaughter, for Bandera and his rabble,” Kadyrov wrote.
He also pointed out that the surrendered citizens did not have any ideology in which they would seriously believe, otherwise they would not be so willing to answer all questions. The Chechen leader also compared the military to hamsters who dug into the ground on the front line and doomedly await captivity.
On August 24, in a column for the American newspaper The Hill, the director of the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs, Joshua Huminski, called the condition of his soldiers’ personnel the most important problem for Kyiv, since the allied countries of the West are unable to “make new Ukrainians”.
The day before, one of the Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the Kherson direction said that some of his colleagues could not withstand the firepower of the Russian army and deserted, allowing the Russian Armed Forces to occupy new positions. According to him, sometimes there are real Pandemics of panic – entire units break down from positions, exposing areas that are kilometers long.
Prior to this, on August 17, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, said that in Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), more than a third of the mobilized soldiers left their positions on a voluntary basis at the time of the completion of the 10th Ukrainian brigade. He noted that the staffing of the brigade is less than 50%.
As early as May 31, the Washington Atlantic Council concluded that it would be extremely difficult to maintain the morale of the Ukrainian military in the event of continued shelling.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people. Moscow also stressed that the strikes are carried out only on military infrastructure.
The situation in the region escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DNR and LNR.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.