The Kremlin are trying to hide the true number of Russian soldiers killed by packing trains with bodies in the “dead of the night” and are secretly sending them to Belarus.
A doctor working in Belarus told Radio Free Europe that more than 2,500 bodies were secretly transported by train or plane back to Russia from the region by 13 March.
Another doctor in the town of Mazyr said that Russia’s efforts to transport bodies back to the country are mainly being done at night to reduce unwanted scrutiny.
The doctor said, “Earlier, the corpses were transported by ambulances and loaded on Russian trains.
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“After someone made a video about it and it went on the internet, the bodies were loaded at night so as not to attract attention.”
There are so many dead & wounded Russian soldiers in Homel region, Belarus, that they've started loading corpses on trains at night "so as not to attract attention." 2,500 KIA sent back to Russia, hospital staff say. That's 5x the official number https://t.co/hhuiJG5j2C pic.twitter.com/SKeX5oaEPh
— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) March 19, 2022
Resident’s in towns near to the Belarus’ border with Ukraine have reported an influx of bodies entering the country with morgues overflowing and packed hospitals.
A man told The Telegraph, “Passengers at the Mazyr train station were shocked by the number of corpses being loaded on the train.
“After people started shooting video, the military caught them and ordered them to remove it.”