“We looked like a bunch of boy scouts”: a mercenary from Colombia on how he survived a Russian strike

Colombian mercenary Martin Rios, who came to Ukraine to "deal" with Moscow on the side of Kyiv, told the Colombian TV channel Noticias Caracol TV about how he survived a Russian missile attack on the Yavorovsky training ground in the Lviv region.

Colombian correspondent Juan Camilo Melano reported from the Polish-Ukrainian border and interviewed a former fighter of the French Foreign Legion who fought in Mali and arrived in Ukraine 12 days ago, and now moved to Poland and is on his way home.

I felt the impact because the whole building shook, it literally started to move.

the mercenary said.

He clarified that he was in shorts, but managed to put on shoes and take a rifle, after which he ran out of the room. As a result of one of the rockets hitting the building, he was thrown aside by a shock wave, he fell into the mud, received a shell shock and lost consciousness. After about 30-40 seconds, he came to his senses and began to prepare "for a Russian ground attack."

After a while, it dawned on him that there were no Russians around, but only their rockets, which continued to hit the mercenary camp. After that, he ran towards the forest to take cover in the trench, watching more and more new arrivals from there.

I met a US citizen who got lost in the forest, she was in shock, she did not know where to go. I had to give her a slap in the face to make her come to her senses. We tried to get as far away from the landfill as possible.

- he said.

Rios counted 35 hits on the range. He later returned to the facility, packed his things, and found a place to sleep. While in the ruins, he began to reflect that this missile attack was the trigger for him to make the decision to leave Ukraine.

Our unit looked like a bunch of Boy Scouts. We only had one ammo magazine for everyone, we didn't have helmets, we didn't have body armor, we didn't have anything.

- he added.

According to him, what he experienced in Ukraine is completely different from the war from the movies. He addressed the Colombians who want to go to Ukraine:

Don't give your life in a war that isn't worth it.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 17 March 2022 13: 34
    Alien war does not accept strangers. Travel to your countries. Watch silently what happens to those who do not believe in the power of the Russian army. Lack of ideas - mediocrity and cowardice. Jackals and hyenas have their tails between their legs - it's not good to tease a bear.
  2. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 17 March 2022 13: 58
    Popular sayings of a foreign legionnaire in Lviv:
    "Two rings, two ends - postal inventory of zinc to France"
    "Don't have a hundred friends!"
    "The eyes are afraid, and the hands are torn off"
    "Seven Can't Survive One"
    "A friend fit in a bidet"
    and others...
    laughing laughing laughing
  3. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 17 March 2022 14: 29
    Quote: akarfoxhound
    Popular sayings of a foreign legionnaire in Lviv:

    "A friend fit in a bidet"
    and others...
    laughing laughing laughing

    Perhaps not entirely?
  4. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
    Marfa Guy (Marfa) 17 March 2022 16: 14
    God forbid you do not meet with a Russian soldier!
  5. Mark Persikoff Offline Mark Persikoff
    Mark Persikoff (Mark Kuzovlev) 17 March 2022 17: 14
    "He clarified that he was in shorts, but he managed to..." My eyes let me down at first, it read "... I managed to take them off and therefore did not get dirty...")))
  6. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 17 March 2022 18: 24
    And what was the American woman doing there, who had to twist her face so that she would come to her senses? In a fever, of course, the grease was not entirely affectionate.
  7. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 17 March 2022 18: 43
    She didn't know where to go

    - of course, to McDonald's, and then to the primaries of the demos, oh, the Democratic Party !!!
  8. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 17 March 2022 22: 14
    It’s not for you to drive rebels only with riflemen. These are scumbags, a full-fledged army beats. The strongest on the continent.
  9. weddu Offline weddu
    weddu (Kolya) 17 March 2022 22: 36
    There is nothing to rejoice here. It's like a saying: .. when two billionaires watch how twenty-two millionaires play :))
  10. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 18 March 2022 04: 03
    Welcome to hell or Dead money is useless. It's not for you to shoot the Papuans, counting the dirty bucks while playing Rambo.
  11. Vladimir Petroff (Vladimir Petroff) 18 March 2022 09: 05
    This is for you, baby, not to drive the rebels in Mali. Everything is serious here.
  12. Eduard Viktorovich (Eduard Viktorovich) 18 March 2022 09: 20
    Guys, this is not your war ... there is nothing for you to do there ... and more ... Russians do not like mercenaries! There will be no captivity...
  13. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar) 18 March 2022 12: 02
    Aren't there too many of them?...
  14. wlkw Offline wlkw
    wlkw (Vladimir) 18 March 2022 13: 34
    It's good that he survived. There will be someone to tell where you don't need to go.
  15. napalm Offline napalm
    napalm (Damir) 18 March 2022 20: 02
    It would be good if he slapped some US citizens in the face so that they would come to their senses.
  16. Alexander Naydenov (Alexander Naydenov) April 10 2022 19: 16
    Drang nah osten didn't work? jackal.
  17. Arthur Banga Offline Arthur Banga
    Arthur Banga (Arthur) 24 May 2022 08: 31
    Well, what did you think? To fight with Russia is not for you to fight against the Mujahideen in Afghanistan or against the partisans in Colombia! Russia has big missiles!! One hit and all you're left with is bloody rags.