Russian Unit Snubs Putin And Refuses To Fight In Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been using his troops without much apparent concern for their wellbeing. He sent in front lines of 20-year-old conscripted troops who really believed that they would be met by a grateful Ukraine. Most of them were from very poor rural areas with little to no training and worsening confidence. No wonder a full Russian military unit refused to fight in Kharkiv Oblast.

As the Russian members of the military realized that they were just cannon fodder, they began to ignore orders from their on-the-ground commanders. Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, some soldiers have walked away from action they considered immoral. Russian attrition has since worsened along with acts of cruelty. This is in direct proportion to the Ukrainians receiving more sophisticated weapons, Yahoo News reported:

‘As it stands, a mere 100-200 infantrymen remain in those brigades, though that doesn’t mean the whole army is gone – only the infantry of its brigades.” He noted that a typical Russian brigade consists of two infantry battalions and one armored one, putting it at around 800 total combat troops – approximately 1,600 across the two brigades.’

CIT analyst Kyrylo Mykhailov explained, according to an earlier Yahoo News report:

‘He quoted his sources that claimed the army had two brigades at the onset of the offensive.’

Then, the General Staff of the Ukraine Armed Force’s Facebook page wrote that the Ukrainians flew a mission to hit Russian “points of strength.” These were Russian “forcibly mobilized residents” and equipment staging areas in Kherson Oblast. The hits were devastating. That was when the 1st Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces laid down their rifles and refused to fight.

The Kyiv Independent tweeted that it took the Russians 24 hours of shelling to kill just two Ukrainians:

‘Governor: Russian shelling kills 2, injures 15 in Kharkiv Oblast. Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Synehubov said that as a result of Russian shelling of residential buildings over the past 24 hours, two people were killed, another 15 injured, including a 12-year-old.’

Screen-Shot-2022-06-10-at-9.12.10-AM Russian Unit Snubs Putin And Refuses To Fight In Ukraine Featured Military Politics Top Stories War

  • ‘Volyn and Polissia fronts
  • Sivershchyna front
  • Slobozhanshchyna front
  • Kharkiv front
  • Sloviansk front
  • Donetsk front
  • Lyman front
  • Sievierodonetsk front
  • Bakhmut front
  • Nahirne and Berestove fronts
  • Vozdvyzhenka
  • Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia fronts
  • Pivdennyi Buh front
  • Donetsk and Luhansk fronts’

Radio Free Europe wrote, however:

‘Ukrainian forces are finding it hard to stave off Russian attacks in the center of the key battleground of Syevyerodonetsk, but Moscow still does not control the eastern city, regional officials say.’

The Ukrainians still need more “equipment and aid:”

‘Meanwhile, the flow of Western weapons to Kyiv continues, but Ukrainian officials have warned that greater and sustained quantities of equipment and aid are needed if they are to wield an advantage over Russian forces.’

Screen-Shot-2022-06-10-at-9.54.10-AM Russian Unit Snubs Putin And Refuses To Fight In Ukraine Featured Military Politics Top Stories War

In Gloria Christie Reports & Three White Lions Substack newsletters, Gloria Christie includes her week’s most important news/ commentary stories in the liberal online newspaper The Bipartisan Report. Gloria Christie Report her newsletters are for people on the go. Written in her own unique style with a twist of humor in a briefer version of Bipartisan Report. Christie’s Mueller Report Adventures In Bite-Sizes a real-life compelling spy mystery (in process). Find her here on Facebook. Or at Three White Lions her book on Amazon Kindle Vella.