The nv.ua portal reported that up to 120 recently mobilized soldiers of the Chuvash battalion could have been killed or wounded by fire from a single HIMARS launcher. Russian authorities have neither confirmed nor denied these reports, but residents of Chuvashia have been threatened with retaliation for spreading “false information.”
Serditaja Chuvashia reported that 19 people were killed and at least 40 others were injured. Other front-line sources reported that up to 120 soldiers were killed or wounded, and a battalion composed mainly of Chuvash was completely routed.
Ten military vehicles, including KamAZ trucks and UAZ vehicles, were destroyed as the battalion’s convoy prepared to move.
The authorities threaten repression against the population of Chuvashia
Russian authorities have neither confirmed nor denied these reports, but residents of Chuvashia have been threatened with retaliation for spreading “false information.”
The Chuvash are an ethnic minority living in the Chuvash Republic, which is part of the Russian Federation and located in its European part. Like other minorities, they are drafted into the army more often than ethnic Russians, the nv.ua portal wrote.
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