Some Russian military units in Ukraine have surrendered and others will have sabotaged their own vehicles to avoid being forced to fight, advance The New York Times and the BBC, citing a US military source.
Some of the Russian military deployed for the offensive in Ukraine are sabotaging their own vehicles, so as not to fight, while other military units have surrendered, according to the Pentagon’s assessment, advance The New York Times and the BBC, citing a US military source.
The Pentagon considers that morale is low in the Russian ranks, which did not anticipate such firm resistance to the invasion of Ukraine.
Some Russian soldiers even punctured the fuel tanks of their vehicles in order not to participate in the fighting, he adds.
The port city of Mariupol has not yet been taken, notes the same source. However, Russian forces already control the cities of Berdyansk and Melitopol.
Source: with agencies