Up to 120 recently mobilized soldiers from the Chuvash Battalion could have been killed or injured in a single HIMARS launcher fire, the nv.ua portal reported. The Russian authorities did not confirm or deny the reports, but the inhabitants of Chuvashia were threatened with reprisals for spreading “false information”.
The Serditaja Chuvashia channel reported that 19 people were killed and at least 40 injured. Other front-line sources reported that up to 120 soldiers were killed and wounded, and that a battalion consisting mainly of Chuvash was completely routed.
Ten military vehicles were destroyed, including Kamaz trucks and UAZ vans, as the battalion’s convoy was preparing to move.
The authorities are threatening repression against the inhabitants of Chuvashia
Authorities Russia did not confirm or deny the reports, but the inhabitants of Chuvashia were threatened with reprisals for spreading “false information”.
The Chuvash are an ethnic minority living in the Chuvash Republic, which is part of the Russian Federation and is located in its European part. Like other minorities, they are recruited into the army more often than ethnic Russians, wrote the nv.ua portal.
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