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‘There aren’t enough tourniquets for all of you’
The Russian army through the eyes of new conscripts
6:46 pm, September 27, 2022
In the days since Vladimir Putin announced mobilization in Russia, myriad evidence of both illegal conscriptions and the sorry state of the Russian army has appeared online. Some new draftees have complained of being forced to buy their own sleeping bags and medications. Others have posted videos showing how soldiers are forced to sleep on benches or on the floor because their barracks have no beds. Still others have reported being issued rusty weapons and sent to the front with no training. An inside look at the true condition of Russia’s military.
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