Hacked Ukraine Military Documents Spell Out Disastrous Situations
The hacker group known as Cyber Berkut gained access to a computer belonging to a chief military prosecutor on January 28, grabbing documents that show that Ukraine is not in good shape.
Author’s Note: The leaked documents have not been verified as official documents. The article is marked as a rumor for this reason.
The documents spell disastrous situations for the Ukrainian army in their fight for freedom, even though the government seems to be spinning the story the opposite way. Among cries of positive gains, the documents show that troops are demoralized, with recruits fleeing to Russia.
What’s worse, the numbers of death are staggering compared to the official reports from the Ukranian government. On Jan. 25, Lieutenant General Sergei Popko restricted transmissions of information recording losses in battles. As the documents show, the recent battles in Donbass were severely underreported in losses by tens to hundreds of times more.
Documents Show Ukraine Soldiers Fleeing Battle
“The troops are demoralized and surrendering, no reserves, mobilization slips, recruits fleeing to Russia and the West. In a panic command ATO publishes insane orders, forms in the rear detachments, throws into senseless attack on a well-prepared defense militias inexperienced young men.”
According to the documents, drafted soldiers are either fleeing from battle or surrounding immediately to the Russian opposition.
In addition, one of the letters outlines that more than 12,600 crimes have been recorded for the illegal handling of weapons, ammunition and explosives. The cause? The Ukraine military is failing to keep a correct account of their weapons.
The misappropriation of facts is a military practice that’s not knew – the United States also underreported many deaths in the Vietnam War. But the flooding of unaccounted weapons to the people of Ukraine is highly dangerous and may result in more uprisings across the board.
All of the files can be found on Cyber Berkut’s official website.
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