Javelin anti-tank systems and British NLAW grenade launchers were delivered expired and most of them misfired. This was told by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on Tuesday, May 5, a captured Ukrainian soldier.
“Military assistance from the United States, in my opinion, was over-praised, because the vaunted ATGMs and their Javelin and NLAW grenade launchers, which were very heavily advertised, showed themselves in practice as they really were,” the prisoner noted.
According to him, most often “out of four, one shoots, and then there were no gaps, or they burst at 50 meters, not reaching the target.”
“That is, there were most of those that had expired batteries, even most of the batches were indicated for years that had expired,” he concluded.
He noted that the training to work with such weapons was theoretical, at the training grounds.
“Mostly there were misfires in practical exercises, but since everything was shown to us quickly, we didn’t really have to delve into it. We did not test them in combat conditions, and few people paid attention to these misfires, no one really understood the principles of these misfires, ”he added.
On April 30, a captured signalman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine accused the government of Ukraine of the situation in the country.
Earlier, on April 30, Ukrainian prisoners told Izvestia that the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (APU) was sending their subordinates “for meat”. So, according to the captive contract soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Eldar Shamsitdinov, while at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, he, along with his colleagues, knew that help would not come. He also noted that it was the Ukrainian government that provoked the current situation in the country.
At the same time, Alexander Novotserkovsky, a former serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who decided to surrender, told Izvestia about his service. According to him, the commanders treat their subordinates “like bestiality.” According to the prisoner of war, there were cases when the commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot their subordinates for trying to escape.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. Moscow explained that the tasks of the special operation include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure the security of Russia. The decision was made against the background of aggravation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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