Russian conscripts at a ground training range in the Rostov-on-Don region in southern Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian conscripts at a ground training range in the Rostov-on-Don region in southern Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ukraine war

Some Russian soldiers in Ukraine unhappy with top brass: ‘Fish’s head is completely rotten’

  • Nationalist blogger who visited Ukraine says Russian troops are ‘not fully complimentary about the president or the defence minister’
  • Igor Girkin, a Russian former FSB officer who led the annexation of Crimea in 2014, has been a critic of the Kremlin’s military strategy in Ukraine

Russian conscripts at a ground training range in the Rostov-on-Don region in southern Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian conscripts at a ground training range in the Rostov-on-Don region in southern Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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