WARNING GRAPHICS: Footage appears to show dozens of disfigured bodies of Russian soldiers killed so far in the invasion of Ukraine being held in mobile morgues
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Horrifying video footage purporting to show dozens of disfigured bodies of dead Russian soldiers “sent to die” in the invasion of Ukraine has been shared online.
A Ukrainian YouTuber posted the video on his Telegram channel, claiming that he wants to show the Russians how the fight in Ukraine with the bodies kept in mobile morgues is really going on.
Russians are used to hearing positive information about the invasion of Ukraine on patriotic state television and take to Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric that Russian speakers are becoming victims in their neighboring country.
Putin says the war in Ukraine is a success, so the video aims to show parents a different story when their sons go into battle.
In the clips, white sacks are piled up and kept in mobile morgues, where specialists examine the dead for clues to their identity so they can later be handed over to grieving loved ones.
There are 50 bodies in this unit alone, and there are many such “refrigerated trucks” used to preserve Russian soldiers killed in a war started by Putin to “denazify” Ukraine.
“This video was recorded for those who say that there are very few or practically no deaths,” Ukrainian YouTuber Volodymyr Zolkin said on a Telegram channel.
“Here you see… these are the refrigerators, and there are many, many of them. Every day several people work with the corpses, with dead soldiers from the Russian army.”
The aim of the program is to reach out to the Russian people to show them the extent of the losses in Ukraine, which has been covered up by the state-controlled media in Moscow.
Some scenes include severely dismembered or mutilated bodies from battles at war.
“Tattoos and notebooks are found that [later] will help loved ones identify the dead if they wish,” Zolkin said.
Likewise watches and other personal belongings.
“This is one of the refrigerated trucks with 50 dead. Much work is done with each (body). You’ll understand what we’re talking about if you watch the full video, Zolkin said.
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It is estimated that Russia lost up to 30,000 people in the first two months of a war that Putin was expected to win within days.
He is believed to have lost eight generals and at least 35 colonels among his top personnel.
The toll also includes some of Russia’s most elite special forces of military intelligence GRU and other services.
In other programs, Zorkin has interviewed “pale” and “nervous” captured Russian troops.
He asks her permission and then seeks “an account of her military background and the events leading up to her capture, along with her thoughts on the war.”
He said: “The detainees are then asked to call their family and friends at home. The rationale is that the mothers of captured soldiers would hear what their sons say about the truth about the war.”
It is necessary to try to counter the disinformation about the war from Russian state channels, he added.
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