Russia reportedly has mobile crematoriums following its military in Ukraine that could “evaporate” dead soldiers in order to hide the number of casualties.
The Telegraph reported that Russian forces “have prepared a mobile crematorium for use in any future conflict with Ukraine” that has “room to ‘evaporate’ one human body at a time, which has been seen trailing Russian forces and is expected to follow any troops into Ukraine.”
Ben Wallace, Britain’s defense secretary, called the mobile crematorium “chilling” and told the Telegraph he believed the use of such a machine could be used by the Kremlin to hide the number of casualties in the current conflict. Wallace noted that Russia received criticism from its citizens following its first invasion of Ukraine in 2014.
Wallace added that he expects “to see some of the things [Russia’s] done previously” in the current conflict.
“Previously they’ve deployed mobile crematoriums to follow troops around the battlefield, which in anyone’s book is chilling,” Wallace told the Telegraph. “If I was a soldier and knew that my generals had so little faith in me that they followed me around the battlefield with a mobile crematorium, or I was the mother or father of a son, potentially deployed into a combat zone, and my government thought that the way to cover up loss was mobile crematorium, I’d be deeply, deeply worried.”
“It’s a very chilling side effect of how the Russians view their forces and for those of you who served, and being a soldier, knowing that trundling behind you is a way to evaporate you if you are killed in battle probably says everything you need to know about the Russian regime,” he added.
The Telegraph added that back in 2014, “local and international media outlets, human rights groups and local activists reported Russian soldiers were being buried in unmarked graves in a bid to hide the fact they were operating inside Ukraine.”
Russian protest groups rose during the previous conflict to object to the treatment of soldiers and refused to believe Russian authorities who blamed deaths on people wandering over the Russia-Ukraine border.
The Daily Wire reported that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has offered “anyone” a weapon who wants to travel to Ukraine to help defend it against invading Russian forces.
“We successfully fought off enemy attacks. We are defending our country, our land, future of our children,” Zelensky said. “Kyiv and key places near the capital are under our control. The occupiers wanted to capture our capital and install their puppets like Donetsk. We broke their idea.”
“Anyone who wants to come over here and defend our country, please come, and we will give you arms,” he continued. “Anybody defends will have been glorified.”
Zelensky also posted a video on social media saying that reports Ukraine has surrendered are fake.
“Recently, fake info was spread about me ordering our army to lay down arms and evacuate,” Zelensky said. “It’s untrue. I’m here, we are not laying down, we will protect our state. This is our land, our country, our kids, and we will defend them.”