REVEALED: Russia’s mobile crematoriums designed to ‘evaporate’ dead soldiers and hide true scale of war – as distraught mothers say their sons were tricked into joining Putin’s army and told they were going to Ukraine for practice drills
By Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter – February 24, 2022
- The mobile crematoriums look like ordinary trucks but have hidden incinerators inside
- They are among Russia’s war vehicles and are following its troops in Ukraine, a sinister indicator of what is to come
- UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace on Thursday said he would be ‘deeply worried’ if he was a Russian soldier
- Meanwhile frantic Russian mothers are complaining in their droves that their sons were duped into the war
- The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers says young men were told they were going to the border for drills
- Once they arrived, their contracts were changed to say they were there to fight and now none can be reached
- Putin launched airstrikes on Ukraine this morning in an act of war that has stunned and saddened the world
- NATO is sending troops to the region and the US has sent 14,000 troops to Germany to be on standby
- President Biden on Thursday said the US would be imposing sanctions on Russian oligarchs and banks
Among Russia‘s war arsenal in Ukraine are a series of mobile crematoriums that are designed to disintegrate the bodies of dead soldiers and civilians and hide the true scale of war, it was claimed on Thursday as Putin advanced with his assault on Ukraine.
The crematoriums have been deployed along with tanks and war jets for years, and a video of them was posted online in 2013. That footage resurfaced on Thursday with a grim new poignancy now that all-out war has been declared. The exterior of the trucks looks like regular vehicles, but they contain hidden incinerators.
Western defense experts say they may be used to incinerate the bodies of soldiers in an effort of hiding the true death toll of the war
Meanwhile, the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia has claimed many of Putin’s young soldiers now fighting in Ukraine were tricked into enlisting and told they were heading to the border for practice drills before being sent into bloody conflict.
This image taken from a 2013 video of the ‘mobile crematoriums’ shows how the incinerator hidden within the truck opens up to dispose of soldiers’ bodies. These crematoriums are among the vehicles that are thought to be following Russian troops around in an effort to hide the true scale of war Russia’s mobile crematoriums seen in Defense Dept. footage in 2013.
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The committee is non-governmental and was formed in 1989. On Thursday, they released a statement saying many of the young men who enlisted in the army were tricked into doing so, then beaten if they tried to back out.
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‘We’ve had a flurry of calls from scared mothers all over Russia. They are crying, they don’t know if their children are alive or healthy,’ Andrei Kurochkin, the deputy chairman of the group, told Russian site Takie Del.
‘If there is a war, then professionals should deal with it, not untrained green guys,’ he said, adding it was a ‘complete catastrophe’ to have soldiers fighting a war ‘under duress.’
The young men were told they were going to the border for drills, then had their contracts changed to signal that they were there for conflict.
‘They are switching entire regiments to contract [soldiers,] although the guys did not submit any formal requests for this, and took no such initiative.
- Global markets tanked with Russia’s ruble sliding to its lowest value ever
- The price of oil shot up to over $100 per barrel
- EU will freeze Russian assets, halt access to financial market and target ‘Kremlin interests’
- G7 called Putin a ‘threat to global order’ vowing ‘severe and coordinated economic and financial sanctions’
- Joe Biden announced new sanctions targeting Russian banks, exports and military
- Russia’s largest bank Sberbank will be severed from the US financial system, and full sanctions are imposed on four other financial institutions
- Boris Johnson called the invasion a ‘catastrophe for our continent’ and branded Putin a ‘dictator’
- China repeated calls for talks but refusing to criticize Russia’s attack
- Moldova declared a state of emergency
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said invasion is ‘heavy blow’ to regional peace
- NATO ambassadors scheduled an emergency meeting on Thursday
- UN Security Council will discuss a resolution condemning the invasion
- Ukraine demanded the world banish Russia from SWIFT banking system
‘There are instances of physical violence, and beatings of those who refuse to become contract soldiers. And after that it’s completely unknown [what happens to them], because they take away their phones.
The group is now preparing to file a formal complaint with the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office.
Photos of some of the soldiers emerged on Thursday as they were captured by Ukrainian forces. Many were extremely young-looking men.
Terrifying videos from Ukraine show tanks rolling through Chernobyl while shelling rings out in Sumy, near the border with Russia.
Ukrainians spent the night sheltering in subway stations, unable to get out on packed roads and trains, while hiding from airstrikes.
It remains unclear if more are on their way. Ukraine has vowed to fight back with all its might.
Troops are already closing in on the seat of Ukrainian power after taking control of the strategic Chernobyl nuclear power plant Thursday, and will seize it within 96 hours, bringing a ‘new Iron Curtain’ down on Europe, Volodymyr Zelensky warned.
Officials said Vladimir Putin plans to encircle Ukrainian forces in Kyiv and force them to either surrender or be destroyed, and the leadership of Ukraine will then fall in a week.
A former senior U.S. intelligence officer told Newsweek: ‘After the air and artillery end and the ground war really starts, I think Kyiv falls in just a few days.
‘The military may last slightly longer but this isn’t going to last long.’
A source close to the Ukrainian government said they agreed that Kyiv will be surrounded within 96 hours but believed the government will stay strong and not collapse.
In a bid to thwart the imminent capture of the city, Emmanuel Macron spoke to Vladimir Putin tonight, who gave the French leader an ‘exhaustive’ explanation of his justification for war.
The Kremlin said the call took place at Macron’s initiative, and he and Putin agreed to stay in contact.
President Volodymyr Zelensky promised to give any civilian who wants one a weapon.
President Joe Biden on Thursday condemned Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine and announced a series of new sanctions on Russian financial institutions that he said will have a ‘severe’ effect on the economy.