The Russia-Ukraine conflict is certainly throwing up the fog of war. Differing reports, none of which match up all that well with the narrative the mainstream media is pushing, are coming out of the region. One side says that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is surgically taking out all of Ukraine’s military assets. Another says that Putin is bombing civilians and hospitals.
Morale is so low among invading Russian forces that soldiers have reportedly been shooting themselves in the legs to avoid fighting – using Ukrainian ammunition to make it appear they were hit by the defenders.
In a conversation between soldiers intercepted by Belarusian media outlet NEXTA, one Russian said, “They’ve been shooting at us for 14 days. We’re scared. We’re stealing food, breaking into houses. We’re killing civilians,” the US Sun reported.
That is a question that has not been answered as of this writing. So much of the footage that was reported to be of fighting in Ukraine has been demonstrated to be old footage of different conflicts and from video games, it is hard to know what is real and what is not.
Are Russians shooting themselves with Ukrainian arms so that they can go home? At this point, it is hard to tell.