Russian commanders are drugging their troops to prevent them from “running away” as they are “very scared” and they have “no strength left.”
Intercepted phone and messages shared by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has revealed a Russian commander telling another that his troops have been fighting “for one and a half months daily,” and are now “panicking.”
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The Intercepted conversation between the two Russian commanders said, “What’s up?” the first asks, the second replies: “Not good.”
Referring to his own soldiers, he added, “They’re running away. My guys are also very scared now.
“Everybody’s tired. No strength left.”
He added, “I’m even shooting them up. Doesn’t help. I think they’re very tired.”
The intercepted phone call adds, the commander asks the other “how’s it going?”, to which the second responds, “It’s ok. Everybody’s apathetic already. Completely demoralised.”
In a reference to the high Russian death count he said, “The companies are like 10-15 people left at best.
“The officers are already panicking. They want it all to end.”
He added that his battalion has been fighting “for one and a half months daily,” and sai three days ago, “many f***ing panicked” after a Ukrainian ambush.
The soldier said many of the younger recruits brought in to sure up Vladimir Putin’s forces as “f***ing cowards.”
He added, “All-in-all, everybody’s fed up with all this,” and all he wants to do is “go home, hug the kids, wife. That’s it, I don’t want anything else.”