Captured Russian Military Official Explains The Orders He Was Given For The Invasion Of Ukraine

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Captured Russian Military Official Explains The Orders He Was Given For The Invasion Of Ukraine

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Captive members of the Russian military have spoken out on their orders to invade Ukraine.

Sergey Galkin was born in 1987 and he enlisted into the Russian army in 2013. Footage of Galkin alongside fellow captive, Maksim Chernik, has now been shared by UATV.

It shows the pair admitting to being part of Russian orders, suggesting the it was a mistake, on their behalf, to invade.

Sergey Galkin, in translated speech, said: 'In 2013. I entered the military service under a contract in the 15th motorised brigade, which is deployed in that town.

'On February 1, 2022, the brigade in full strength, marched to the loading station and advanced by railroad to the Bryansk region. On February 23, at about 10.00am, the brigade commander Lieutenant Colonel Marushkin lined up all the personnel in front of the equipment of the entire brigade.

'On the general construction, he brought the order of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to invade Ukraine, seize the capital of Kyiv, supposedly protecting the population from fascism and tyranny, which are allegedly present in Ukraine.

'While we were on the march we watched as heavy weapons fired salvos across the territory of Ukraine. Those were the heavy [unclear speech]. The Iskander missile systems of the 92nd brigade also fired bullets.

'Being in captivity in the hospital, we constantly heard the heavy artillery from the Russian Federation, and also the planes carried out their bombardments.

Sergey Galkin. Credit: UATV
Sergey Galkin. Credit: UATV

He added: 'They dropped bombs in hospitals, schools, kindergartens, medical institutions, they drop their bombs everywhere. The planes were coming one after another.

'They also fired from heavy flame thrower systems, from heavy artillery systems, the shelling continued endlessly.

'When we ended up in Ukraine, we realised that this is a real disaster, when many relatives friends of Ukrainians live on the territory of the Russian Federation.

'Here lives a peaceful kind nation. It is beyond words that people are kind and everyone communicates with each other. It was a state of an unknown origin.'

Maksim Chernik. Credit: UATV
Maksim Chernik. Credit: UATV

Maksim Chernik, captured serviceman of the Russian 16th Motorised Rifle Brigade, Said: 'It was terrible feeling to realise what a mistake we had made.

'Simply understanding that all this has to be fixed, the relations have to be improved somehow.

'This will take more than one year. It will take decades, maybe centuries. I simply don't want to exist after all of this after what's going on here.'

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information

Topics: News, Russia, Ukraine, World News

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