A British sniper who is fighting in Ukraine has said “the Russians have got no defensive positions in Irpin” near to Kyiv and they are “absolutely hammering them.”
The British veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan proudly said the “guerrilla-style tactics being employed” by Ukraine troops is literally like the “Taliban on steroids.”
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Shane Mathews said, “The Ukrainian artillery absolutely hammered the Russians while I was giving one of my medical lessons.
“Apparently the Russians have got no defensive positions in Irpin so the Ukrainian boys are absolutely hammering them, which is good news.”
He said that Kyiv will not collapse, “On another note, all signs point towards Irpin being pushed through by the Russians – convoy killers in place, everything is fortified to hell and I can safely say that a collapse of the city will not happen.
“The guerrilla-style tactics being employed by the Ukrainians is something you simply cannot defend against, it’s like the Taliban on steroids.”
Russian forces have been accused by Mathews of attacking civilian buildings and “indiscriminately shelling” the city.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said, “‘Military targets’ being attacked [by the Russians] today – military targets being a church, a two-storey school, a bridge… which was attacked as civilians were evacuating from the city.
“I have just spoken to a chap whose dad was killed two days ago and today in the artillery strike that we were in just now, his son was killed.
“And this is ‘denazification’?
“They are indiscriminately shelling every target in this city and the world’s just going to sit and watch this?
“It’s wrong – it’s a genocide. [They’re] war crimes.”