In the inferior equipment of the cheap Russian army, from flimsy helmets to “useless” first-aid kits

RUSSIAN soldiers have complained bitterly about their shoddy gear, including flimsy helmets and useless first-aid kids.

In a viral video, a soldier crushes you Russian Helm with only his foot to show how bad they are.

A flimsy Russian helmet displayed by Ukrainian soldiers


A flimsy Russian helmet displayed by Ukrainian soldiersPhoto credit: Twitter
A Ukrainian first-aid kit (below) compared to the Russian one


A Ukrainian first-aid kit (below) compared to the Russian onePhoto credit: Twitter
Another video shows a slightly crushed Russian helmet


Another video shows a slightly crushed Russian helmetPhoto credit: Twitter

Putin‘s mercenary have also shared pictures of their substandard first aid kits alongside that Ukrainian one to show the contrast in the gear.

The Ukrainian kit appears to contain a range of tools, including scissors, an intubation tube to help someone with a blocked airway breathe and more.

On the other hand, Russian troops were sent War with a kit that appears to be nothing more than several instruction manuals and something to tie off a tourniquet.

Russian mercenaries who allegedly posted the picture on social media complained: “Putin and Shoigu brought us that,” the defense minister said Sergei Shoigu.

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The original source of the photo is unclear, but it is believed to have originally been shared on several popular Russian Telegram accounts and blogs, including one crowdfunding the purchase of Putin’s soldier gear.

In a video shared online by a Canadian foreign fighter who has joined the Ukrainian military, a Russian helmet can be seen being easily crushed underfoot.

A second earlier video shared on Twitter shows two Ukrainian soldiers picking up an abandoned Russian helmet.

You remove the helmet cover to reveal a large hole where a bullet or shrapnel ripped through the thin metal.

Despite Russia having the fifth largest military budget in the world – around £52.4 billion last year – the welfare of its own soldiers does not appear to have been a priority.

“The Russians have invested a lot of money in their military, and I’m sure the combat first-aid kits wouldn’t have broken the bank,” said Jeffrey Edmonds, former White House National Security Council director for Russia The daily beast.

He continued, “If I were a Russian soldier, maybe I would think, ‘Well, okay, my general combat health is really not that much appreciated’. It just shows a certain level of concern for your soldiers.”

Some of Russia’s military equipment may date back to the 1990s or even before the fall of the USSR.

In a briefing last week, the non-profit investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team said: “A modern first-aid kit costs a lot of money, and the Soviet first-aid kit is already in stock, there is no need to buy it.

“Such a first-aid kit is not useless, but it is much worse than that of the Ukrainians … The Ukrainian army has much more time to save the wounded before they die.”

That’s what Putin and Shoigu brought us

Russian mercenary

It follows reports that Russia’s Tinpot Army forced to use off-the-shelf cameras, gamepads, and navigation devices to repair his planes and drones.

Putin’s soldiers have become bogged down in Ukraine – the country is now littered with dead bodies and the wreckage of Putin’s vehicles.

Kremlin soldiers are reportedly under-equipped, under-resourced, at risk of starvation and even suffering from their vehicles running out of fuel.

And photos and videos show some of the jumbled, off-the-shelf equipment that Russian troops must use to make ends meet.

Footage shows a soldier dismantling a Russian military surveillance drone that has crashed in Ukraine, only to find the drone is not as advanced as one might expect.

The clip released by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine shows the drone using a Canon camera taped to a board.

And the camera’s mode dial has been sealed with glue — not exactly the high-tech military gear Russia boasts of.

The camera used in the drone is a Canon EOS Rebel T6i, a £200-300 DSLR camera launched in 2015.

And elsewhere in the clip, it reveals the drone is fitted with a plastic bottle that can be used as a fuel tank.

Abandoned Russian military equipment appears to be from another era


Abandoned Russian military equipment appears to be from another eraPhoto credit: Twitter
Despite its enormous budget, Russia's military has suffered heavy casualties


Despite its enormous budget, Russia’s military has suffered heavy casualtiesCredit: AP
Putin was slammed by Russian mercenaries over the condition of the equipment


Putin was slammed by Russian mercenaries over the condition of the equipmentCredit: AP

In addition, a report by Belarusian TV channel VoenTV appears to have inadvertently revealed that cheap Logitech gamepads are controlling Russian drones.

While desperate The Russians have developed “Mad Max” vehicles bolted on with extra armor for fear of being swabbed by British NLAW anti-tank missiles.

Images from the war-ravaged country appear to show how Putin’s monsters have attempted to customize their vehicles to protect themselves as they press ahead with their bloody invasion.

But the mods – straight out of the blockbuster dystopian Mad Max franchise – vary markedly.

One photo shows what appears to be a troop carrier, with a large bolted-on armor plate covering the windshield.

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The dodgy DIY leaves only two slits for the driver to see where they’re going.

There also appears to be improvised armor covering both side windows and doors to protect in a similar fashion.

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