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A Russian soldier ran over the commander with a tank in protest

A Russian soldier ran over his colonel with a tank – while two other military personnel were caught venting amid reports of heavy casualties about strongman Vladimir Putin’s “cops” invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian soldier behind the wheel of the tank “blamed the group’s commander, Colonel Yuri Medvedev, for the deaths of his friends,” Ukrainian journalist Roman Tsimbalyuk said on Facebook.

“After waiting for the right moment during the battle, he ran over the commander with a tank while he was standing next to him, injuring both his legs,” he wrote, the Daily Beast reported.

“Now Colonel Medvedev is in a hospital in Belarus awaiting financial compensation for combat injuries he received during the ‘special military operation to protect Donbass’. Colonel Medvedev was awarded the Order of Bravery,” he wrote.

Although there was no independent confirmation of the claim, footage released by Chechen leader and close Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov showed Medvedev being taken to a hospital.

The incident happened when two groups of Russian soldiers in Makarov, Kyiv region, lost at least half of their comrades in heavy fighting, Tsymbalyuk reported.

Russian forces lay amid the debris of Mariupol on March 23, 2022.
Russian forces lay amid the debris of Mariupol on March 23, 2022.
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A Russian armored personnel carrier burns among damaged and abandoned light trucks after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
A Russian armored personnel carrier burns among damaged and abandoned light trucks after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
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Meanwhile, two Russian soldiers were heard complaining about the Russian swamp in Ukraine in a wiretapped telephone conversation, The Daily Beast reported.

“Basically it’s like – show it here, I’ll put it that way,” a soldier near Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine was heard telling his comrade in a recording released by the Ukrainian Security Service.

The soldier described how Ukrainian troops “ripped apart” a column of Russian forces and said 50 percent of his unit suffered frostbite on their feet.

A column of tanks, marked with the Z symbol, stretches into the distance as it heads north on the Mariupol-Donetsk highway.
A column of tanks, marked with the Z symbol, stretches into the distance as it heads north on the Mariupol-Donetsk highway.
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Militias of the self-proclaimed DNR hold US anti-tank missiles left behind by the Ukrainian army during its retreat in Donetsk region, Ukraine, March 16, 2022.
Militias of the self-proclaimed DNR hold US anti-tank missiles left behind by the Ukrainian army during its retreat in Donetsk region, Ukraine, March 16, 2022.
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“But they don’t intend to treat her in the hospital [field] hospital,” he said.

The service member also said their commander, Lt.-Gen. Yakov Rezantsev, on the fourth day of their deployment, told them that the war would be over quickly.

“Do you know what he told us? “It’s no secret to anyone that this special operation is only a few hours away.” And now those hours are still going on,” the soldier said.

Two Russian soldiers were caught talking about being fed up with Vladimir Putin's "Bull----."
Two Russian soldiers were caught talking about being fed up with Vladimir Putin’s “bull”.
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A child walks in front of a damaged school in the city of Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
A child walks in front of a damaged school in the city of Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
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According to the phone call, soldiers have also complained about being ignored when they reported their Kevlar vests didn’t have hardened panels.

“‘Comrade General, damn it, I’ve got this situation,'” he recalled soldiers telling the general. “And he just says, ‘Son, be strong,’ and then he took off. It’s such rubbish in here… our own plane dropped a bomb on us.”

“They couldn’t even send the 200s here,” he reportedly said, using a Russian military term for dead bodies. “They rode with us for five days.”

According to the United Nations, more than 3.5 million people - mostly women and children - have fled Ukraine in the four weeks since Russian tanks rolled over the border.
According to the United Nations, more than 3.5 million people – mostly women and children – have fled Ukraine in the four weeks since Russian tanks rolled over the border.
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A man helps a disabled elderly Ukrainian to board a train as a child waves at the train station in Odessa, southern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
A man helps a disabled elderly Ukrainian to board a train as a child waves at the train station in Odessa, southern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
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He adds that “even in Chechnya there hasn’t been anything like this… this ‘special operation’, damn it… on houses not to be demolished… they’re cops—” reported The Daily Beast.

On Wednesday, NATO estimated that 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in four weeks of war in Ukraine, where fierce resistance from the country’s defenders has denied Moscow a lightning victory.

For comparison: Russia has lost about 15,000 soldiers in Afghanistan in ten years.

A man walks in front of a damaged house in the city of Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
A man walks in front of a damaged house in the city of Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine, March 23, 2022.
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A map showing the Russian invasion of Ukraane.
A map showing the Russian invasion of Ukraane.

As Russia unleashed its invasion on February 24 in Europe’s biggest offensive since World War II, a swift overthrow of Ukraine’s government seemed likely. But after four full weeks of fighting, Moscow is mired in a grueling military campaign.

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