Russian marine regiment flees from positions near Verbove in Zaporizhzhia region - ATESH
The Ukrainian defence forces forced the 177th Regiment of the Russian Marines to abandon their positions near the village of Verbove in Zaporizhzhia with several small attacks. The Russians have already opened a criminal case over the occupiers' desertion.
This was reported by activists of the military movement of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars ATESH. The guerrillas reported that the Zaporizhzhia direction remains one of the hottest spots on the frontline, which provokes a decline in morale in the invaders' units.
In addition to the incident with the marines, the activists also reported what happened on 20 August, when Russian paratroopers from one of the companies of the 247th Regiment refused to follow a combat order to storm the enemy's positions near the village of Starye Mayorske. Staromayorske, after which their commander was detained and taken to Mariupol.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine again noted panic and an increase in the number of desertions. The newly mobilised Russians are hiding at home, resorting to drinking and drug use. This is the situation in the temporarily occupied village of Hornostayivka in the Kakhovka district of Kherson region.
In the village, military patrols and servicemen of the commandant's office of the Russian Armed Forces are going around every house to find fugitives.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- the number of deserters in the ranks of the Russian invaders has increased in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. In addition, the occupiers drink and use drugs;
- On 2 August, in the Russian city of Ufa, a Russian occupier-deserter escaped from a psychiatrist with a grenade, with which he threatened to blow himself up. Because of him, a section of the Nagayevskoye highway was blocked, and the area was cordoned off by law enforcement officers.