A Russian serviceman was forced to seek medical attention after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during a firearms demonstration.
The army led by Vladimir Putin is now involved in a violent war to take the region of Donbas in eastern Ukraine, and they are getting closer and closer to the city of Lysychansk. The Russians, on the other hand, have lost a significant number of soldiers in their efforts to "liberate" the territory, which was the stated objective of their commander. As they strive to triumph over their Ukrainian foes, Russian forces look to be suffering from serious morale and mental health issues as a direct result of the intensive combat and attritional warfare that has been going on.
In a video that was shared on Telegram, a Russian solider can be seen deciding to blow off some steam by engaging in a peculiar prank.
The young guy, who is wearing a bulletproof vest, pulls out a handgun and shoots himself in the stomach.
His last words before firing the shot were, "Look, this is the f*ing Donbas."
After getting himself gravely wound, the soldier collapses to the ground in pain and has trouble breathing. He attempts to recover.
The other participant, who is recording the action, busts out laughing and says, "It seems that he has sustained some kind of injury."
The Kremlin has been working feverishly to increase the number of its troops as it looks to replace soldiers who have been killed or maimed in the line of duty.
After practicing his aim with his own pistol, a Russian soldier ended up hurting himself in the process. (Image: Telegram Odessa Info)
After getting himself gravely wound, the soldier collapses to the ground in pain and has trouble breathing. He attempts to recover. (Image: Telegram Odessa Info)
Since the beginning of the invasion on February 24, there may have been more than 35,000 people killed in Russia, according to some estimates.
Moscow has actively worked to prevent a full-scale mobilization of the country's population, preferring instead to forcefully recruit conscripts from the regions of Ukraine that it controls.
There have been claims that those who refuse to serve have been threatened with the death sentence. [Citation needed] [Citation needed]
Liudmyla Denisova, the Commissioner for Human Rights of Ukraine, made the following statement in response to Russia's attempts to conscript men in the Luhansk region: "The Russian occupiers are searching the area for men who have moved deep into the occupied territories and to safer locations places to flee shelling."
"They conduct raids in residential areas, including flats, houses, and suburbs.
A Russian tank that has been destroyed. (Image courtesy of Getty)
"Conscripts are carried away under fear of gunfire, and in the event that any of the men put up any opposition, they are threatened with death."
According to a state news outlet in Russian-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, two further British nationals now being detained by pro-Russian troops in Ukraine face the possibility of being sentenced to death.
It has been reported that Andrew Hill, of Plymouth, and Dylan Healy, of Huntingdon, have been charged with "forcible seizure of power" and with participating in "terrorist" training.
The information was said to have originated from an unnamed official, however this assertion has not been verified.
A representative for the British Foreign Office issued the following comment in response to a question: "We deplore the exploitation of prisoners of war and civilians for political reasons and have highlighted this with Russia."
Ukraine War (Image: Getty)
We are in daily touch with the Ukrainian government with their situations, and we are providing Ukraine with our full assistance in its attempts to have them freed.
It is thought that Mr. Hill served in the Lancaster regiment of the British army in the past, whilst Mr. Healy was reportedly working in Ukraine as a volunteer humanitarian relief worker.
During this time, the United States has said that it would supply two NASAMS surface-to-air missile systems, up to 150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, and four more counter-artillery radars to Kyiv as part of its most recent package of armaments.
The package, which is estimated to be worth around $820 million (£677 million), was formalized by the Pentagon on Friday. US Vice President Joe Biden made the first announcement during the NATO meeting in Madrid on Thursday.
In addition to this, the United States government will provide Ukraine with more ammo for its High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).
Content created and supplied by: Renowned (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More