The number of official “refusals” among the Russian military is growing

Source: Defence Intelligence

The wave of refusals to take part in the war against Ukraine continues in the Russian army. It is confirmed that among the “contractors” in the units of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, the number of refusals reached 60-70% of the total number of personnel.

Deputy commanders of military-political units and FSB officers “work” with servicemen who refused to go to Ukraine. People are persuaded to take part in offensive operations. In case of repeated refusal, they threaten to kill relatives.

Those who failed to be persuaded are recorded in a personal file: “He refused to take part in a special military operation on the territory of the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Belarus, and Ukraine.”

A similar record is given to those who have not yet taken part in the war against Ukraine, but remain in the so-called “strategic reserve” at permanent locations. Those who arrived in the unit during the rotation but refused to participate in hostilities are stamped in their military ID: “He evaded military service and combat missions during a special military operation in Ukraine.”

“Specific” methods of persuasion are also used: in particular, the promised payment for injury or contusion in the amount of 3 million rubles carried out only in the case of return of the serviceman to the unit for further participation in hostilities. Otherwise, Russian servicemen have critical problems with paperwork and even obtaining proper medical services and information about the actual presence of the wound.

At the same time, the Russian command is taking steps to conceal the actual number of soldiers killed. Their bodies accumulate in the morgues of settlements of the Rostov region. Many bodies have been in the morgue for more than a month.


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