The BBC reported on the 18th (local time) that Russia, which was at a disadvantage in the war in Ukraine, deployed a unit of artists to the front line to boost the morale of its soldiers.
According to reports, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement on the 14th and said, “For the first time in the history of the Russian military, it has established two art brigades.
The Moscow Times, a Russian English-language newspaper, said, “The Art Brigade consists of professional artists who either voluntarily enlisted or were conscripted in accordance with the Kremlin’s mobilization order last September.” . Regarding the mission of the Artistic Brigade, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that it aims to “maintain a high level of moral, political and psychological state of participants in the special military operation (Ukraine war)” and “to protect the fighters in the special military operation area (Ukraine). We will provide cultural and artistic services for this purpose.”
To this end, the Moscow Times reported that major cities in Russia, including St. Petersburg, are running a campaign to ask citizens to donate musical instruments such as an accordion or a balalaika (a traditional Russian musical instrument similar to a guitar). 토토사이트
However, the Ministry of Defense said that Russian soldiers suffered from “high numbers of casualties, poor leadership, lack of equipment and ammunition, low pay, and vague war objectives” and doubted whether the Arts Brigade could boost their morale. .
Fighting continues between Ukraine and Russia in the east and south of Ukraine. TASS News reported that on the 17th, 133 shells fell on the Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, which was occupied by pro-Russian forces.
Earlier on the 16th, Russia launched 76 missile attacks on the capital Kiu, central Kribirich, and southern Kherson. Ukraine said shelling damaged at least nine energy infrastructure, including power plants and substations.