“My friend wrote me he is serving near *******, in the regiment. Oh what horror. He said 70 percent. 70 percent are dead. (Allegedly) Their unit has three and a half thousand. 70 percent is already dead. F*ck, do you understand how many corpses there are f*ck.

This is f*cked boys, they’re about to check (kill) our whole army, these f*cking (redacted) (derogatory term for Ukrainians). Can you imagine whats going to f*cking happen? F*ck. They’re not gonna conscript us pensioners but the kids and young ones will, you cannot imagine what is happening.

He (Putin) is talking mighty about our army, what f*cking army f*ck. Army is not ready at all, these boys have never fought before. It is complete ass, do not watch the (Russian State) news, its complete bullshit. Complete bullshit.”

– Russian civilian. Invasion of Ukraine. March 2nd, 2022.

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This story was documented by Nicholas Laidlaw.

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