POW from Storm Z PMC, formed from Russian convicts, tells about huge losses
The convicted Russian has told how he ended up behind bars, signed a contract with the Storm Z PMC, which is fighting Ukrainian soldiers, and claimed huge losses for Russia
The video was posted by the Commander of the AFU Land Forces, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi.
“A prisoner from the so-called Storm Z PMC, which is made up of Russian convicts, tells about the huge losses of Russians in battles with Ukrainian soldiers. This is Nikita Sergeevich Mikhnov from the Ryazan region. He is 23 years old and was sentenced to imprisonment for illegal drug trafficking,” the commander wrote.
The mercenary said that he had been contracted from prison.
"They brought us in through Klishchiivka. They said: 'If there is a shelling, we will go in carefully and lie down if there is a mine'. But no one did that, everyone started to panic. Because they have been training for only a couple of days,” says the Russian prisoner.
The occupying forces had to wait for days for water and food at their positions. They also suffered losses on the battlefield.
“They send us 'for meat', just 'meat'. They said: 'Sit in the trenches.' They covered us with mortars and tore us apart,” the Russian adds.
On June 27, the 1st Mechanized Battalion of the 28th Brigade defeated a Russian battalion near Kurdiumivka, Donetsk region, and broke through the defense, killing 35 Russian soldiers and capturing several.