An elite unit of the Russian army sued its government for the high casualties suffered in a poorly planned attack

An elite unit of the Russian army sued its government for the high casualties suffered in a poorly planned attack

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Members of the 155th brigade sent a letter to the governor of Primorye asking to investigate the conditions under which the assault on Pavlivka, near Donetsk, was carried out, where they were repelled with hundreds of dead and wounded

The 155th Marine Brigade suffered heavy casualties

The soldiers of a Russian elite unit fighting in Ukraine published a letter protesting the high casualties suffered in an attack which they say was incompetently planned, reported the independent Russian media Meduza.

“The soldiers of the 155th Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet sent a letter to the governor of Primorye, Oleg Kozhemyako, complaining about the actions of the command, which resulted in heavy casualties,” said the media outlet.

The unit, based in the Russian district of Primorye (this) is considered to be an elite strike force, which however, according to the letter, it suffered hundreds of casualties and, according to other sources, lost half of its armored vehicles in that battle.

Destruction of Russian armor, highly exposed in the offensive

In the attack on the small town of Pavlivka, near Donetsk (in eastern Ukraine), Russian forces they were repulsed by Ukrainian troops who opened fire from higher positions.

This caused 300 deaths and injuries, or even 300 deaths, according to some sources.

“Who would have thought that attacking fortified positions in the mud would go wrong…”, ironically the popular Twitter account @warmonito3.

The information spread by Meduza coincide with social media posts citing the soldiers' letter, as well as eyewitnesses to the battle, which took place in late October.

Members of the aforementioned elite unit ask the governor of Primorye to ask the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces to send an independent commission – that is, not associated with the Ministry of Defense – to investigate the debacle.

Meduzais a news agency established in the Latvian capital by Russian journalists in 2014. Although it is mainly aimed at the Russian audience, it also publishes information in English. Their website has been blocked by the Russian authorities and they have been banned from advertising in the country since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

New defense systems for Ukraine

Ukraine announced on Monday that it received from the United States, Spain and Norwaynew air defense systems aimed at countering Russia's massive bombardment of critical infrastructure.

“The NASAMS and Aspide air defense systems! /b

An elite unit of the Russian army sued its government for the high casualties suffered in a poorly planned attackNASAMS air defense system, deployed in Norway (Wikimedia Commons)

“We will continue to shoot down the enemies that attack us. Thanks to our partners: Norway, Spain and the United States,” he added.

Ukraine has been demanding for weeks that its Western allies hand over modern anti-aircraft defense systems, while Moscow intensifies attacks on electricity and water infrastructure, causing massive power outages as winter approaches.

Other countries such as Germany and France have already supplied anti-aircraft systems to kyiv.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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