I have no horse in this race but some of these guys who appear on Fox News, push average coffee, and then proclaim insane things (like supporting gun control) were just slapped back into their latte.
Russian soldier says that Forward Observations Group have left Ukraine after "making some tacticool videos", "aren't ready for a war that isn't Iraq or Syria but has two strong, well-equipped armies", will now "go back to making instagram posts about black coffee". pic.twitter.com/dGErTTtbwo— Russians With Attitude (@RWApodcast) March 17, 2022
Some Americans made a video and Posobiec re-Tweeted it (I trust his opinion) and it’s not pretty:
2 more Americans in Ukraine describe what is going on with the Western volunteers, and corroborate earlier reporting— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 15, 2022
Appears to be various elements of volunteers operating now, not only the one Ukrainian Legion pic.twitter.com/E8tzEj6b6j
Oof. This is not an isolated warning. The “mercenaries” couldn’t bring their own gear across from what some have said in other videos, in other cases, the “volunteers” for the home guard are getting 3-5 days worth of training then shipped to the Kiev meat grinder with nothing more than an old AK-47 and one or two magazines of ammunition.
Regardless of which side is promoting what propaganda, the truth is probably somewhere in between. Some units are probably getting sparse supplies, others allowed to bring their own gear and well armed depending on experience. The truth is never believe either side nor trust them during a war and your personal life expectancy will probably be extended.
No matter the truth, let’s see how the baristas reply to the Russian in the first video. Personally speaking, if I were still of age, I would not go anywhere near a front where the risk of a tactical nuclear strike by Russia was that high.