Servicemen from the Belgorod region refused to follow orders and complained they were being sent to the front without training and the necessary equipment. The video recorded by the mobilized men was posted by the Astra telegram channel.
According to the senior lieutenant who recorded the video with his personnel in the background, they had been stationed in Shebekino in the Belgorod region until early March, then they were transported to Donetsk, where they were «sent to storm villages.»
«This is utter bullshit. Servicemen are being killed. This is all that's left of my platoon. Of the entire company.»
Because of this, the lieutenant said he refused to perform the assigned tasks.
At the same time, the Beware of News telegram channel posted a video depicting «territorial defense fighters» - military men from the Novosibirsk and Irkutsk regions and the Krasnoyarsk region, who are being sent to the DNR as stormtroopers.
The servicemen complain that after their arrival in Donetsk, they were sent to storm the fortifications without any support, heavy equipment, or artillery, «in a word, to slaughter»:
On March 3, it was reported that almost all of the mobilized men from the Irkutsk region, who had complained three times of being thrown into combat without training, were killed in the storming of the Avdiivka fortifications. Several of them were wounded and the rest were listed as missing in action, Sibir.Realii reported, citing relatives of the mobilized men.