Straight to the front without military training
Putin’s army even forcibly recruits students
Before finishing school, an 18-year-old man is called up for military service – through the back door. His mother is desperate to get him free.
An incredible story is told by the mother of 18-year-old Nikita.
Vladimir Putin’s troops have many problems. There is a lack of motivation, equipment and soldiers. The head of the Kremlin ensured deliveries with partial mobilization. Apparently, he sent the man to the front even before – shortly after the invasion of Ukraine. Among them a student, only 18 years old. In late February, Nikita was forcibly recruited into the war from the Russian-annexed Donetsk region, as reported by the Russian newspaper “Novaya Gazeta”.
As the mother told the newspaper, during the school holidays, the police suddenly appeared at her door. She was told that Nikita had to go to the recruitment office. “He needs to do a course for young fighters. The point is that he knows how to assemble and disassemble a machine gun,” the men said.
A day later, Nikita and his mother came to the recruitment office of the Donetsk region. There they were told that Nikita would only be away from home for “a few days”.
“No One Can Help Me”
Not even two weeks after the call, there was no sign of Nikita. Finally, his mother found out: her son was sent to the Crimea and taken to Kherson. Straight ahead. No military training.
“Nikita fell ill there, but no one could help him. The army has no medical department there, » continues the mother. In addition, there is not always enough food. “Sometimes there was no food for days. A loaf of bread for four and that’s it.” In the spring, the soldiers even drank slush due to lack of water.
Nikita received his diploma at the front. “He doesn’t have the opportunity to continue his studies at university. It’s just in the front,” continued the mother. In recent weeks, she tried to get her son released — unsuccessfully. “No one can help me,” says the mother. “He’s never been home in all these months. That’s just sad.” (zis)