Revenge on Commanders: Russian soldiers in Ukraine's Donbas burn down their own rocket launcher

11:00, 24 July 2016
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Russian soldiers stationed in the occupied city of Horlivka deliberately destroyed their artillery system to protest a theft of their phones and rough treatment from commanders, that's according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Ukraine Today reports.

In a Facebook posting the Ukrainian intelligence officials said Russian soldiers, dispirited by a long-term stay on combat positions, lack of financial support and ill-treatment, intentionally burned down their BM-21 Grad - a truck-mounted 122 mm multiple rocket launcher, according to Ukraine Today.

Read alsoRussia deploys more Grads, tanks in Donbas by rail: IntelThe Russian servicemen were reportedly indignant when their personal smartphones vanished and commanders explained it as security measures. Those who actively protested were locked up.

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