January 29, 2023

KEY POINTS

  • The deserters had been reportedly discovered hiding within the Verkhnyotoretsky district within the Donetsk area
  • They had been carrying weapons issued by the Russian military after they had been discovered
  • Ukraine says a minimum of 92,220 Russian troopers have been killed for the reason that begin of the conflict

Greater than 20 Russian troopers had been killed by President Vladimir Putin’s military after they fled from the conflict in Ukraine, in line with a Ukrainian intelligence report.

On Nov. 30, the Russian military found 21 armed conflict deserters who had been hiding within the Verkhnyotoretsky district in Donetsk Oblast. At the least 13 of the 21 deserters had been folks recruited by the Russian military from penal colonies, as per the report from the Common Employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF), which famous that every one deserters had been killed as of Monday.

“On November 30, within the Verkhnyotoretsky district of the Donetsk oblast, the very fact of the desertion of servicemen of the Russian occupation forces with weapons from their fight positions was found. Amongst them, 13 out of 21 are individuals recruited from prisons,” the UAF Common Employees wrote within the intelligence report printed on Fb.

“The command of the Russian occupation forces ordered the arrest and liquidation of violators. As of December 5, all deserters have been eradicated,” it said.

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For the reason that conflict started in February, there have been a number of experiences of Russia searching or executing troopers who fled from the frontline.

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On Monday, investigative information web site The Insider reported that Victor Sevalnev, a former Russian prisoner who served because the commander of the seventh motorized rifle firm of the Luhansk “folks’s militia,” was discovered useless after claiming that he could be executed by the military as troopers beneath his command abandoned.

“At the moment it is me, tomorrow — one other [soldier], and that is it. We’re simply materials to be slaughtered. The Protection Ministry shoots folks,” The Insider quoted him as telling his spouse, citing data from distinguished prisoners’ rights NGO Gulagu.web, as translated by way of Google Translate.

The Russian Protection Ministry, nevertheless, informed his spouse that Sevalnev died from shrapnel wounds and a blow to the top.

In early November, a video shared by the Russian Telegram channel Baza confirmed a member of the Wagner mercenary group smashing the top of a 55-year-old Russian man with a sledgehammer after the sufferer selected to struggle in opposition to Russia within the conflict in Ukraine.

It’s unclear what number of Russian army personnel have abandoned the conflict. Nevertheless, Russia’s demise toll has now reached 92,220, together with 510 deaths over the previous day, in line with estimates from the Ministry of Protection of Ukraine.

Ukrainian servicemen fire a 130 mm towed field gun M-46 on a front line near Soledar