NewsRussian soldiers continue looting in Ukraine due to supply shortages

Russian soldiers continue looting in Ukraine due to supply shortages

The Russians showed off their spoils from looting clothes.
The Russians showed off their spoils from looting clothes.
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4:43 PM EDT, June 10, 2024

The ongoing war in Ukraine has repeatedly shown the moral decline of the Russian army. Recently, a video has surfaced in the media where several Russian soldiers talk about the looting they committed during the fighting. Many experts compare this practice to that of the Chechen War era.

The war in Ukraine has been going on for over two years now, and it appears it will continue for some time. This is recognized not only by geostrategists and politicians but also by the soldiers, many of whom have served in the conflict since the beginning.

Numerous videos of soldier conversations confirm this, clearly indicating a reluctance to continue fighting. One video from the Russian army is particularly striking, in which soldiers explicitly discuss expecting to spend another year on the battlefield.

In this short recording, one sentence stands out in particular. A soldier mentions especially not wanting to be in Ukraine when winter comes, recalling that the Russian army's lack of adequate clothing supplies is a significant issue.

Russians loot Ukrainian homes for clothes and food

Much like in ancient times, the way to address these shortages for the Russians was through looting civilian homes. This is yet another instance where evidence of this depraved form of warfare has appeared online. The difference, however, is that soldiers targeted valuables at the beginning of the conflict, whereas today, they seek essential goods.

Many observers of the Russian army's actions note that this is not the first time such incidents have occurred. Similar scenes were often visible during the Russian-Chechen conflict when Russians plundered civilian homes.

Just like back then, today, the captured towns and villages are treated as war trophies, where everything is considered the army's property. As a result, for many years, one will find clothes, toys, or equipment in many Russian homes reminiscent of Russian war crimes and atrocities.

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