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Russia news: Soldiers wipe out own unit in friendly fire fiasco – army morale in tatters | World | News

The incident befell in the Zaporizhzhya province on Sunday (Could 8), as Vladimir Putin’s army continued to wrestle in its quest to beat Ukraine. The Russian chief has seen his invasion of his western neighbour flip right into a nightmare as his army comes up in opposition to fierce and courageous resistance from Kyiv’s troops. The Ukrainians have inflicted huge casualties on the invading Russian army, with some estimates suggesting as many as 25,000 of its troops have been killed in motion.

And now it seems the Russians usually are not even protected from their own facet, after coming below fire from a few of their own items.

In a latest firefight, a lot of Russian troopers mistakenly used the lethal TOS-1A flamethrower in opposition to their own comrades.

Victor Kovalenko, a former Ukrainian editor, tweeted: “A Russian unit on Could 8 opened friendly fire on its own positions.

“The Russians annihilated their positions with troops & armour with thermobaric flamethrowers TOS-1A Sunblaze in #Zaporizhzhya province.”

The TOS-1 is a a number of rocket launcher able to utilizing thermobaric warheads, mounted on a T-72 tank chassis.

It was designed to assault enemy fortified positions and calmly armoured autos.

To rub insult into damage, Ukraine’s army promptly issued a letter thanking the Russians for his or her useful contributions.

“The management of the 97th Infantry Battalion expresses its satisfaction with the actions of the Russian occupiers on Could 8 2022.

“Utilizing the heavy Solntsepek flamethrower system in the Zaporizhia route they really burned the racist occupiers from Ukrainian soil.

“Such actions are positively perceived and supported in each manner by the Ukrainian army.

“We perceive that there’s a custom of cooking kebabs in Could.

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In the meantime latest experiences counsel that the Russian brigade liable for the Bucha massacres has been wiped out in latest preventing.

The sixty fourth Separate Motor Rifle Brigade was engaged in fight across the jap metropolis of Izyum.

Chuck Pfarrer, a struggle correspondent and former US army SEAL, wrote in a tweet: “KARMA: Lt Colonel Omurbekov Azatbek Asanbekovich was the commanding officer of the sixty fourth Separate Motor Rifle Brigade– the unit that massacred the residents of Bucha.

“Reviews point out that the sixty fourth has been wiped out in preventing on the Izium salient.”

Putin had awarded an honorary title of ‘Guards’ to the sixty fourth Separate Motor Rifle Brigade in the wake of the atrocities.

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