Putin’s General Shoots His Own Wounded Soldiers

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Russian army soldiers in the port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine. © Vladimir Gerdo/Imago Images

The war in Ukraine continues. Today, a Russian general is accused of shooting several wounded soldiers.

Kyiv – The war in Ukraine has been raging for more than two and a half months. Amid reports of destruction and suffering in Ukraine, morale in the Russian armed forces appears to have continued to plummet. Reports of the poor combat attitude of Russian officers are also attracting attention.

Serious allegations have now been made against a Russian general. He reportedly had wounded soldiers of his own army killed instead of giving them medical treatment. That’s according to a video that has surfaced.

Ukrainian War: General Kills Wounded Soldiers

The May 13 video comes from Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Zolkin, who has interviewed Russian soldiers in Ukrainian captivity since the start of hostilities in the Ukraine conflict. The clip was posted on Zolkin’s YouTube channel and British newspaper Daily Mail published excerpts of the conversation in English translation.

Said video shows five so-called Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine on the orders of Vladimir Putin. One of the young men claimed that a Russian general had “taken out the wounded”. When questioned by Zolkin, the soldier explained, “Just like that…a wounded soldier is lying on the ground and a battalion commander is shooting him with a gun.”

Putin’s general shoots wounded soldiers

The POW reported on camera the story of a young man who was allegedly injured on the ground. Then the general would have asked him if he could still walk. When he said no, he was reportedly “shot with a gun”.

This should not have been an isolated case, recalled another Russian soldier in the group. Four or five wounded men would have been executed in this way. “They could have been rescued, got help and taken from there. He just shot him,” another soldier said in the video.

Ukrainian War: Claims of soldiers killed cannot be verified

The video raises many questions that remain unanswered for now. The video did not reveal which general was involved and where exactly the shooting at the soldiers allegedly took place. It is also not known where the soldiers in the video were captured and in which unit they served. Claims cannot be independently verified.

What is certain, however, is that during the last weeks of the war, similar reports appeared again and again, in which soldiers and commanders were allegedly killed by their own troops. According to multiple sources, Russian troops killed their own brigade commander in late March, the Editorial Network Germany (RND) reported.

In another video recorded by Volodymyr Zolkin, a Russian soldier talks about comrades who allegedly committed suicide. Others reportedly shot themselves in the limbs to return home injured. (cheese)

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