Putin's generals 'forcing Russian troops at gunpoint' to stay on Ukraine frontline

Vladimir Putin’s army is reportedly pushing his conscript soldiers at gunpoint to stay at the frontline. According to the men who have been a witness to the horror of the cannon-fodder killing fields, soldiers are using brutal Stalin tactics to prevent Russian reservist troops from leaving their position.

The troops are being forced at gunpoint to remain in position, a tactic used by Stalin’s cruel SMERSH secret police in World War Two, reported MailOnline.

The news report stated that they appeal to Putin hoping he will be shocked by their revelations – yet all the evidence is he approves of these “meat-grinder” tactics.

The men are reportedly being told me to stay in the frontline and follow the grotesque choice.

According to the men who have been a witness to the horror of the cannon-fodder killing fields, the soldiers are using brutal Stalin tactic to prevent Russian reservist troops from leaving their position.

Standing in the frontline will give them a slim chance of survival, or retreat and face a bullet in the head from fellow Russians in Putin’s ‘retreat-blocking detachments’.

The soldiers said: “’Now [we] are not allowed to go anywhere at all, they promise to humiliate us.”

They shared how the Russian state media, controlled by Putin, is lying over supposed successes in the war.

They continued: “We are in danger,’ the men say in footage from close to the frontline.

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“This is the village of Vodiane near Donetsk, where our media say that we are advancing successfully.

“In fact, this is not true… There are very, very big losses here.

“We sat under the open fire of mortars and artillery for 14 days. We suffered huge losses, 34 wounded, 22 dead. Our company commander was killed.”

The men – who appear to be from Kaliningrad – blamed the deputy commander of their brigade, named as Colonel Ilya Ivanov, for “giving criminal orders” and said that at gunpoint he “did not let us out of position”.

The men repeated: “They promise to humiliate us. We are in danger.”

In a video leaked to ASTRA media, the desperate soldiers said they have never seen clapped eyes on their senior commanders or seen “official orders”.

One of the men said: “The leadership of the fifth brigade is a criminal gang – there are no other ways to describe them.”

Their presence on the frontline is not officially recorded.

They revealed: “We are still registered as being in the Kaliningrad training school, it’s as if we are not here.”

source: express.co.uk