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'No one counts wounded anymore': Russian discusses significant unit losses in intercepted conversation

'No one counts wounded anymore': Russian discusses significant unit losses in intercepted conversation Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

A Russian military serviceman complains to his acquaintance about significant losses during battles with the Ukrainian army. He mentions that no one is counting the wounded anymore, according to intercepted communications released by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

"These 'birds' have become annoying. They were flying right above my head yesterday. If I had a shotgun, I would have taken down these 'birds' already. I managed to catch two of them here, but one of them seemed like a scout. They promised a reward for the other one, but they didn't give me anything," the occupant shared.

Furthermore, the Russian individual complains that their unit received 46 reinforcements, and 20 of them are already "cargo-200" (dead - Ed.) However, no one is keeping track of how many wounded there are.

"We have a small group left. In my section, there are only 4 people here now. The four of us are holding the front line 780 meters from the forest clearing," the Russian said.

He also mentions that Ukrainian soldiers regularly attack their positions, and the leadership of the occupant unit regularly consumes alcoholic beverages. At the same time, they physically abuse their subordinates for similar behavior, causing broken ribs and brain concussions.

Intercepted conversations

Ukrainian intelligence regularly publishes intercepted conversations of occupiers with their relatives or friends. During such conversations, Russians discuss the real state of affairs in the war against Ukraine and complain about significant losses and low payments.

It was previously reported that a Russian serviceman complained that an entire company from his brigade had been eliminated. He also spoke about the Ukrainian Armed Forces' counteroffensive.

Another occupant complained about the lack of ammunition on the front lines. He was also hoping for leave to avoid returning to the battlefield.