Washington Post: Foreign "volunteers" in Ukraine began to leave their positions, feigning injuries and damage to weapons


Over the past few months, many "soldiers of fortune", but simply mercenaries from different states, went to fight in Ukraine against Russia. Now they are talking about a serious discrepancy between reality and the expected, writes the American newspaper The Washington Post.


The publication notes that the American “volunteers” who returned from Ukraine on vacation reported the details of what is happening on Ukrainian soil. Many of them are "tormented by thoughts about whether to return there", and some have already decided not to renew the contract.

They complain about poor collateral and too high losses. Therefore, they sometimes had to leave their positions under various pretexts, feigning minor injuries or damage to weapons, which made it possible to leave the battlefield. Communication was also not up to par. Communication on the walkie-talkies was simply monitored by the enemy, so for communication they had to use the WhatsApp instant messaging service installed on their smartphones, which are also not very secure.

They went into battle with insufficient equipment and weapons. Some have seen friends die and decide they've had enough. They were given anti-tank weapons and missiles, but no batteries for launchers, i. ATGMs were inoperable. Eight of the 8 volunteers in the squad left their posts, including a veteran Marine who appeared to have broken his machine gun with a rock in an attempt to pass it off as battle damage. Another fighter feigned injury

- says the publication.

For example, a US Marine Corps veteran with the call sign "Dakota" traveled to Ukraine out of "justified indignation." But he came under enemy fire so often that his catchphrase "everything is fine" became a joke in the unit. He survived and admitted that what scared him the most was watching enemy combat helicopters destroy positions where his group had been just a few minutes ago.

Many foreigners were also strongly influenced by what happened to Willy Joseph Kansel. The 22-year-old Marine died northwest of Nikolaev in late April, but his body has never been found. This actually became a turning point in psychological terms, after which they decided to leave Ukraine and not return.
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  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 29 May 2022 15: 18
    +3
    One question arises: were they really military or just outplayed shooters? Personally, I know perfectly well what SVD is in real life and how easy it is to shoot from it in the game.
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 29 May 2022 16: 56
      +4
      Rather, the second ... The boys went on a safari, but ended up in a slaughterhouse. Or rather - to the slaughterhouse ...
  3. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) 29 May 2022 19: 31
    +1
    better get back to the real battlefield against Russians better get back to Call of Duty
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 May 2022 10: 00
    +2
    It can be seen that the West has forgotten the lessons of WW2. So he went to fight the Russians again. Soon the war may take the turn of the events of 1612 to liberate historical Russia from the Poles. Then the Cossacks of Sahaidachny went to Moscow together with the Poles. Then, though not immediately, but raked.
  5. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 30 May 2022 12: 39
    0
    Quote: zzdimk
    One question arises

    I have another question about

    enemy combat helicopters destroy positions where his group was just a few minutes ago
  6. guest Offline guest
    guest 30 May 2022 13: 45
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    The more of these Nazi mercenaries from the West die the better.