The Novosibirsk mobilized refused to fight on the front line in Ukraine without preparation and wrote reports. The wives of the mobilized people told the Ngs.ru portal about this.
The servicemen were sent to the combat zone a month and a half after mobilization and several training sessions at the shooting range. Two of the mobilized, who wrote reports, returned home and told their wives about what had happened.
The husband of one of the interlocutors, 30-year-old Aleksey (not his real name) , was mobilized on 26 September. On October 27, he arrived in one of the settlements, and already on November 1, the mobilized were given bulletproof vests and helmets, intending to be sent to the front. On November 12, Alexey called his wife and admitted that he was on the front line under artillery fire.
“The connection was bad, in short, they were immediately brought to the front line, under fire, that’s what my husband says. Artillery worked non-stop. There they found some abandoned house, they slept in it. There was no food or water. There was no real command. They didn't know what to do next. On November 8, he and his comrades wrote a report that they could not continue their service. They handed over their weapons and they were taken to a safe place.”
As a result, the company that arrived from Novosibirsk was reorganized, and “some part of the Siberians” were sent to the front line, says the wife. Reports were written by 12 people, how many of them are Novosibirsk, the woman does not know for sure.
In recent months, dozens of videos have been posted on social networks in which Russian mobilized from different cities of Russia complain about the poor attitude of command, lack of uniforms and promised payments, as well as being sent to war without proper training and with rusty weapons of the 1970s. Propagandist Vladimir Solovyov believes that the mobilized themselves are to blame for poor preparation. On the air of the Soloviev Live channel, he addressed the mobilized, dissatisfied with the conditions in the military units: “And you will talk about yourself: your commander is not the same, and you were not trained that way. And how did you prepare yourself? And what did you do at the training ground to be ready for battle?