A remarkable footage showing family members of survivors and victims confronting an officer that they hold responsible for sending their children to certain death to the eastern front. The video was shot in the city of Novohrad-Volynskyi where the barracks of the destroyed mechanized brigade is located.
The 30th mechanized brigade, which consisted of 4,700 troops was ordered to the Miusinsk and Krasnyi Luch region on August 5 to support the army's offensive against rebel forces. They engaged in urban warfare in the mentioned municipalities with insurgents that encircled the towns. The soldiers were ordered by their commanders to continue fighting even after officers realized that the situation was hopeless. In the next seven days, the 30th mechanized brigade was virtually destroyed. Only 83 soldiers survived and managed to break out of the encirclement.
Survivors told family members that they could not even bury the dead bodies of their comrades because they were under constant artillery attack.
First, the surviving soldiers received permission to retreat, and when the handful of survivors returned to their bases they have been declared deserters by their commanders.
(hidfo.net – hungarianambiance.com)