"They gave me a machine gun and 6 bullets": a curfew violator was sent to the front line as a "human shield" by the occupants in Melitopol
The invaders in Melitopol look for people with military experience with no relatives and friends and throw them to the front line to do the dirtiest work. Thus, they started sending curfew violators to the front as "human shields".
One of the residents of Melitopol who managed to get out of there said this on the "Ria-Melitopol" Telegram channel. As the man noted, they were given a rifle and 6 rounds of ammunition per day and thrown on the first line.
According to the man's stories, he was a former ATO participant. He began to abuse alcohol with people who had no permanent place of residence.
Thus, they were detained by a military patrol in a state of alcoholic intoxication during the curfew in spring. The man was held captive in Melitopol. However, he was then transported as a former ATO participant to the Orikhiv area.
He was thrown to the front line to do the dirtiest work. There was nowhere to retreat, as Rosgvardia units were behind him. The man dug trenches and then performed the role of a suicide bomber.
"We were given automatic rifles and only 6 rounds of ammunition a day. We were then chased into the trenches. Rosarmia units were behind them," the man says. "We were forced to bury the corpses, both our own and their dead ones".
The Russian occupants continue to come up with different ways to avoid taking part in the fighting in Ukraine. The mother of one of the invaders unsuccessfully tried to take her son from the front. She realized that she will not be able to do this, as the relatives of the occupants are told to "get lost".
A Russian soldier in an intercepted conversation reported that the commander of one of the units escaped from the positions during the shelling. Now other invaders refuse to fight under his leadership.