Russian Soldier Speak Out in Video: Dire Conditions on the Frontlines

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.12 - 2024 3:36 PM CET

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Russian soldiers are expressing increasing frustration and despair over their deteriorating situation on the frontlines. Oleg Vesnin, a soldier from the 83rd Assault Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces, recorded a poignant video message following the defeat of his unit. His call sign is "Fix," and his video has gone viral on social media, shedding light on the grim realities faced by troops.

Desperate Conditions After Defeat

Vesnin, stationed in Ussuriysk with military unit 71289, detailed the harsh conditions they are enduring post-defeat. Hiding in a forest to avoid Ukrainian drones, Vesnin shared that he and his fellow soldiers have been without food or water for three days. He reported a complete lack of support from the Russian military, with their commander injured and one soldier, call sign "Farah," reportedly bleeding to death.

The situation is dire: Vesnin noted five wounded and four dead comrades, all gravely mutilated and left without hope of rescue. "My legs can't move and I want to live. Maybe I'll survive, but mostly I'm thirsty," he tearfully confided to the camera.

A Warning to Fellow Soldiers

In a stark warning to his comrades and other military personnel, Vesnin urged them to reconsider joining the fight. "Guys, if anyone sees this, don’t even think about any contract... It’s over, there’s something buzzing again (drone noise)," he cautioned, his message underscored by the ever-present threat of drone attacks.

This troubling video highlights the severe hardships faced by Russian soldiers on the frontlines, exposing the brutal reality of their abandonment and the perilous conditions they endure.