Russian Soldiers are freezing to death in Ukraine

rutgersdave

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Shocking videos that have circulated online in recent weeks tell a tragic story. The videos, shot by the Ukrainian brigades’ hovering drones, depict Russians in the late stages of hypothermia, so cold and sick that they barely react when the drones drop lethal improvised bombs on them.

Thomas Theiner, an ex-soldier who currently is a filmmaker in Kyiv, predicted winter “would kill more Russian soldiers than Ukraine ever could.” He may have been right.

Winters in Ukraine start wet and cold then get colder and drier. Eastern Ukraine still is in the wet-cold phase—and it’s brutal. Deep mud mires armored vehicles. Daytime temperatures hover around freezing and during the night they dip closer to zero degrees Fahrenheit.

With preparation, sound leadership and reliable logistics, the conditions are survivable. Soldiers bundle up, sleep in roofed, heated trenches with floors, frequently change their wet socks and eat twice as much as they would on warm days. When they get sick, they evacuate to the rear for rest.

The problem for the Russian army is that more and more of its troops are untrained draftees. Officers aren’t leading from the front. And Russian logistics are strained by nonstop Ukrainian bombardment. Starving draftees with no gloves or good boots are huddling in shallow, unheated trenches while their officers squat in abandoned houses potentially miles away, unaware or uncaring as their soldiers succumb to the elements.
 

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Shocking videos that have circulated online in recent weeks tell a tragic story. The videos, shot by the Ukrainian brigades’ hovering drones, depict Russians in the late stages of hypothermia, so cold and sick that they barely react when the drones drop lethal improvised bombs on them.

Thomas Theiner, an ex-soldier who currently is a filmmaker in Kyiv, predicted winter “would kill more Russian soldiers than Ukraine ever could.” He may have been right.

Winters in Ukraine start wet and cold then get colder and drier. Eastern Ukraine still is in the wet-cold phase—and it’s brutal. Deep mud mires armored vehicles. Daytime temperatures hover around freezing and during the night they dip closer to zero degrees Fahrenheit.

With preparation, sound leadership and reliable logistics, the conditions are survivable. Soldiers bundle up, sleep in roofed, heated trenches with floors, frequently change their wet socks and eat twice as much as they would on warm days. When they get sick, they evacuate to the rear for rest.

The problem for the Russian army is that more and more of its troops are untrained draftees. Officers aren’t leading from the front. And Russian logistics are strained by nonstop Ukrainian bombardment. Starving draftees with no gloves or good boots are huddling in shallow, unheated trenches while their officers squat in abandoned houses potentially miles away, unaware or uncaring as their soldiers succumb to the elements.

Russian soldiers aren't the only ones freezing to death in Ukraine. The Ukie power grid is hanging by a thread. See first link below.

Meanwhile, cracks are widening in NATO as resentment toward Washington grows. See second link below...from a Regime outlet yet.

But not to worry, yet longer-range weaponry on the way...even though we're running out of armaments to send. See third link below.

As we keep digging the hole deeper, this whole thing has turned into one of the biggest clusterphucks in the history of mankind...and there's no end in sight:



 
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Putin could care less about the welfare of the Russian troops. He only cares about himself (DJT fits that mold). The Kremlin really doesn't do well when it comes to troop health and well being, no training, ....
 

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Once again, they should offer full,amnesty to any Russian troop that defects. Plus 10,000 Euro to any enlisted man, 25,000 fo any officer to start a new life in NATO countries. We could end the war quickly, peacefully, and get massive intel in the process.
 
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Once again, they should offer full,amnesty to any Russian troop that defects. Plus 10,000 Euro to any enlisted man, 25,000 fo any officer to start a new life in NATO countries. We could end the way quickly, peacefully, and get massi=e intel in the process.
I wish you were correct except for the fact the Ruskies will go after their families. To a Russian son of a bitch, it beats working for a living.