Russia Now Using “Blocking Units” to Shoot Retreating Soldiers in Ukraine

The latest defense intelligence update from the UK Ministry of Defense claims that Russia has fielded “barrier troops” or “blocking units” whose only purpose is to keep Russian soldiers corralled in the area of operations (AO) and shoot those who retreat or desert.

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Wes O'Donnell

Multi-Branch Veteran | Military & Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GENmag, OneZero, Edge | Law Student at WMU | TEDx Speaker | Dad to 3 | Hates nukes