Russian troops commit suicide to avoid horrors of Putin’s war, says captured soldier

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov (right), 20, said he knew two soldiers who shot themselves on the front lines

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov (right), 20, said he knew two soldiers who shot themselves on the front lines

Russian troops deliberately injure and even kill themselves to avoid the brutal horrors of Putin’s barbaric war in Ukraine.

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov, 20, said he knew two soldiers who fired on the front lines and committed suicide.

Others on the battlefield choose to shoot themselves in an attempt to be sent home wounded rather than continue in the savage campaign.

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov (right), 20, said he knew two soldiers who shot themselves on the front lines

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov (right), 20, said he knew two soldiers who shot themselves on the front lines

Imprisoned soldier Andrey Ushakov (right), 20, said he knew two soldiers who shot themselves on the front lines

They hope to be classified as Cargo 300 which means wounded while Cargo 200 means the war dead.

Ushakov told a Ukrainian journalist: “Everyone was in a panic and wanted to leave, but there was no way.

“The only option to go was like 300. Some people couldn’t bear it and shot themselves.”

He told his interrogator: ‘Two men shot themselves because they couldn’t do that’ [cope]there was no other way out .

“Mentally they couldn’t cope with what was happening there.”

A grave of Russian soldiers is discovered in Vilkkhivka, near Kharkov, with many troops desperately trying to escape the horrors of war

A grave of Russian soldiers is discovered in Vilkkhivka, near Kharkov, with many troops desperately trying to escape the horrors of war

A grave of Russian soldiers is discovered in Vilkkhivka, near Kharkov, with many troops desperately trying to escape the horrors of war

Ushakov (pictured) said Russians on the battlefield choose to shoot themselves in an attempt to be sent home

Ushakov (pictured) said Russians on the battlefield choose to shoot themselves in an attempt to be sent home

Ushakov (pictured) said Russians on the battlefield choose to shoot themselves in an attempt to be sent home

In addition to the fear of death in fighting with the Ukrainians, there was a shocking lack of rations, he said.

“There was no food, no water,” he told Volodymyr Zolkin, who signed up Russian prisoners for Open Media Ukraine.

‘We generally got little to eat. There were days when the three of us shared a dry ration.’

He was asked what kind of soldiers had killed themselves with their army weapons.

“Just the regular boys, soldiers of the 6th,” he replied.

In addition to the fear of death in fighting with the Ukrainians, there was a shocking lack of rations, he said.  Pictured: Destroyed Russian tank in Mariupol

In addition to the fear of death in fighting with the Ukrainians, there was a shocking lack of rations, he said.  Pictured: Destroyed Russian tank in Mariupol

In addition to the fear of death in fighting with the Ukrainians, there was a shocking lack of rations, he said. Pictured: Destroyed Russian tank in Mariupol

Ushakov comes from an impoverished village in the Perm region and enlisted in the army hoping to earn some money to help his family (pictured with his mother)

Ushakov comes from an impoverished village in the Perm region and enlisted in the army hoping to earn some money to help his family (pictured with his mother)

Ushakov comes from an impoverished village in the Perm region and enlisted in the army hoping to earn some money to help his family (pictured with his mother)

One soldier saw the horrors of war and “just ran and shot himself.”

Others have been known to shoot themselves in the limbs in hopes of being sent home.

Ushakov comes from an impoverished village in the Perm region and enlisted in the army hoping to earn some money to help his family.

He said his mother was convinced by the propaganda on Russian TV.

He was allowed to call her from captivity in Ukraine, he said.

“I told my mom everything she saw on TV was lies, but she didn’t believe me,” he said.

“She literally asked me if I was under hypnosis when I told her that everything she saw on Russian TV was lies.”

He had hoped to take home money for his family by going to war, but now he sees it as a mistake.

‘My father is very bad, blind in one eye, deaf and has heart problems. My mother has problems with blood pressure.

He urged other young men in Russia to oppose another recruitment drive home

He urged other young men in Russia to resist another recruitment drive home

He urged other young men in Russia to resist another recruitment drive home

‘We have so many problems in our village. We sell gas all over the world, but we don’t have gas in our village. And we only got electricity last year.’

He urged other young men in Russia to resist another recruitment drive after Putin told the families of his killed fighters that they were “heroes” comparable to those in World War II.

“Don’t come here,” he said. “There’s nothing for us to do. We only bring pain… the people here are good.

“And if we don’t value our lives, let’s not ruin the lives of others.”

Zolkin said 90 percent of the imprisoned soldiers he has interviewed come from “outer corners of Russia.”

‘Two days ago I ran into two conscripts from St. Petersburg.

“They called their mothers, who told them that a captain who had led them into battle and left them in battle had returned to Russia.

“He reported that they were both deserters.

“They are now shocked and afraid to go back home, because then they would end up in jail.”

Source: New feed