Skip to comments.Russian commander says he lost only five men
Posted on 05/06/2014 3:09:11 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
Russian Colonel Igor Girkin: Only five of my guys dead in Sloviansk
12:55 p.m. The Muscovite military intelligence officer in charge of Kremlin-backed militants said that he lost only five men in yesterdays firefight with Ukrainian counterterrorism forces, UNIAN reported citing Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Russian Colonel Igor Girkin stated that of the five men lost, two were group commanders, who were one of the most combat experienced. Thirteen additional pro-Russian militants were injured, he added.
Called the regions chief terrorist by Kyiv, Girkin denied that 800 of his fighters were engaged in the gun battle, saying that only about 50 had fought. Ukrainian officials say that some 30 Kremlin-backed rebels died in the fighting, while losing four of their own. Mark Rachkevych
[....] Kremlin-backed soldiers speaking non-Russian language at Sloviansk roadblock (VIDEO)
11:50 a.m. A YouTube video apparently taken on May 3 of a pro-Russian rebel-controlled checkpoint in Sloviansk shows two soldiers speaking what appears to be a language other than Ukrainian or Russian, fueling suspicions that Chechen soldiers have been sent to eastern Ukraine to cause further unrest. Two armed militants engage in a brief exchange in the 57th second of the video that doesn't resemble the Russian or Ukrainian language. Mark Rachkevych
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He says 50 fought.
He says he lost 5.
Technically, his forces were decimated.
Officially, only 70 people were killed by Chernobyl, too...
Sounds like the same kind of math we used in Vietnam...
Seems to me there’s alot of misinformation and propaganda coming out of Kiev. A sign of desperation?
Interesting, Russians have never been ones to care much about their dead & wounded. They are willing to take casualties though in order to get the job done. Nobody lost more in WWII than they did.
Of relevance to this is the fact that they prefer muzzle brakes on the end of their rifles as opposed to flash hiders. They’d rather get that one last shot off on target while giving away their position as opposed to remaining concealed and giving up a bit on accuracy.
“Seems to me theres alot of misinformation and propaganda coming out of[McGruff]. A sign of desperation?”
Not “childish,” on the contrary, it was succinct, accurate, and to the point.