Ukraine War: Terrifying moment a “Russian recruit” asks a friend to break his arm

Gruesome footage from Russia allegedly shows a friend breaking a Russian reservist’s arm with a sledgehammer so he can’t be sent to the front lines of the Ukraine war.

Kremlin officials have warned against recruits mutilating themselves or asking others to break their bones after Putin imposed a partial mobilization last week to bolster his troops on the ground.

While some reacted by immediately fleeing the country, others resorted to drastic measures and tried to harm themselves to avoid the horrors of war.

Gruesome footage from Russia allegedly shows a friend breaking a Russian reservist's arm with a sledgehammer

Gruesome footage from Russia allegedly shows a friend breaking a Russian reservist's arm with a sledgehammer

Gruesome footage from Russia allegedly shows a friend breaking a Russian reservist's arm with a sledgehammer

Gruesome footage from Russia allegedly shows a friend breaking a Russian reservist’s arm with a sledgehammer

Kremlin officials have warned against recruits mutilating themselves or asking others to break their bones.

Kremlin officials have warned against recruits mutilating themselves or asking others to break their bones.

Kremlin officials have warned against recruits mutilating themselves or asking others to break their bones.

The video shows a man wielding a long-handled sledgehammer that appears to smash into the arm of the would-be mobilized reservist.

The recruit supports his left arm on a bench and covers his face with his other hand as the heavy blow is delivered.

After the hit, he gets up and curses as he dangles his arm limply, while the friend who hit him disappears.

The man who hit him is then heard saying: ‘Kolyan, is everything okay? Shit, yeah?

A woman’s voice says: ‘Why did he run away?’

The recruit says: ‘He promised to hit me.’

Two women then inspect his limp arm while a question: ‘Was it difficult? [But] Didn’t he break your arm?

After the hit, he gets up and curses as he dangles his arm limply, while the friend who hit him disappears.

After the hit, he gets up and curses as he dangles his arm limply, while the friend who hit him disappears.

After the hit, he gets up and curses as he dangles his arm limply, while the friend who hit him disappears.

It is unclear at the end if his arm was broken from the heavy blow or if any injury saved him from being called up to Putin's army.

It is unclear at the end if his arm was broken from the heavy blow or if any injury saved him from being called up to Putin's army.

It is unclear at the end if his arm was broken from the heavy blow or if any injury saved him from being called up to Putin’s army.

The man with the gavel is heard asking, ‘What do you mean? I do not…..?’

It is unclear at the end if his arm was broken from the heavy blow or if any injury saved him from being called up to Putin’s army.

Other Russian men seek to flee their homeland to countries as far away as Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

After a Ukrainian counteroffensive this month dealt heavy battlefield setbacks for Moscow’s forces, Russia said it would call up 300,000 reservists to join the fight.

He also warned that he could resort to nuclear weapons.

Yet such partial mobilization is deeply unpopular in some areas, sparking protests, scattered violence and Russians fleeing the country in the tens of thousands.

Humiliating photos show how Putin has resorted to sending a 'Daddy's Army' of aging reservists to the Ukrainian front in the ultimate embarrassment for the Kremlin.

Humiliating photos show how Putin has resorted to sending a 'Daddy's Army' of aging reservists to the Ukrainian front in the ultimate embarrassment for the Kremlin.

Humiliating photos show how Putin has resorted to sending a ‘Daddy’s Army’ of aging reservists to the Ukrainian front in the ultimate embarrassment for the Kremlin.

People arriving from Russia wait at the Altanbulag Mongolian border checkpoint as they flee compulsory military service.

People arriving from Russia wait at the Altanbulag Mongolian border checkpoint as they flee compulsory military service.

People arriving from Russia wait at the Altanbulag Mongolian border checkpoint as they flee compulsory military service.

Relatives and taxi drivers wait for Russian tourists crossing into Georgia from the Verkhni Lars customs checkpoint.

Relatives and taxi drivers wait for Russian tourists crossing into Georgia from the Verkhni Lars customs checkpoint.

Relatives and taxi drivers wait for Russian tourists crossing into Georgia from the Verkhni Lars customs checkpoint.

The borders with Kazakhstan and Mongolia have been overwhelmed by the influx of Russian citizens.

The borders with Kazakhstan and Mongolia have been overwhelmed by the influx of Russian citizens.

The borders with Kazakhstan and Mongolia have been overwhelmed by the influx of Russian citizens.

The mass exodus has created mile-long queues for days at some borders, and local Russian authorities in an area along the border with Georgia said they would begin providing food, water, warming stations and other aid to those who they were in line.

Moscow also reportedly set up recruitment offices at the borders to intercept some of those trying to leave.

The mobilization prompted the US Embassy in Moscow to warn Americans in Russia to leave immediately because “Russia may refuse to recognize US citizenship of dual nationals, deny them access to consular assistance of the US, prevent their departure from Russia and recruit dual nationals for military service. .’

Previous embassy security alerts issued during the war also advised Americans to leave.

Western and military analysts in Ukraine said Russia is sending troops to the front lines with little training.

The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank, cited an online video of a man who identified himself as a member of Russia’s 1st Tank Regiment, visibly upset, saying he and his colleagues would not receive training before embarking. to Russian-occupied parts of the Kherson region.

“Mobilized men with one or two days of training are unlikely to significantly strengthen Russian positions affected by Ukrainian counter-offensives in the south and east,” the institute said.

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