Corpses of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine are being moved from Belarus back to Russia in the dead of night

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Corpses of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine are being moved from Belarus back to Russia in the dead of night
The corpses of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine are being moved from Belarus back to Russia by train and planes in the dead of night to avoid attracting attention, it has emerged

The corpses of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine are being moved from Belarus back to Russia by train and planes in the dead of night to avoid attracting attention, it has emerged.

Video posted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty shows military ambulances driving through the Belarusian city of Homel in early March, with employees at the region’s clinical hospital claiming more than 2,500 bodies have already been shipped back to Russia as of March 13.

Ukraine’s military says that more than 14,000 Kremlin troops have been killed since the Russian invasion on February 24, while one US intelligence estimate has put the number at around 7,000. Moscow’s Defence Ministry says that less than 500 soldiers have been killed.

Now Belarusian medical staff in Homel, in southeastern Belarus, have described ‘overflowing’ morgues, with one resident of the city Mazyr claiming: ‘Passengers at the Mazyr train station were shocked by the number of corpses being loaded on the train. After people started shooting video, the military caught them and ordered them to remove it.’

A doctor at Mazyr’s main city hospital warned: ‘There are not enough surgeons. Earlier, the corpses were transported by ambulances and loaded on Russian trains. After someone made a video about it and it went on the Internet, the bodies were loaded at night so as not to attract attention.’

Officials at Hospital No4 in Homel are alleged to have begun discharging current patients on March 1 because of the sheer number of wounded Russian soldiers to treat.

One resident who was treated in the hospital said: ‘There are so many wounded Russians there – it’s just a horror. Terribly disfigured. It is impossible to listen to their moans throughout the whole hospital.’

Another doctor described growing concern among locals that there could be a shortage of everyday medication and of ‘problems with anti-tetanus drugs’. Tetanus is a common ailment afflicting soldiers suffering from shrapnel and bullet wounds.

Homel borders Russia to the east and Ukraine to the south. The city of Homel is Belarus’ largest after Minsk, and a major hub for trade and transport. The country’s despot Alexander Lukashenko supports Putin’s war and allowed a deployment of major Russian military units in the country. An unknown number of Russian troops moved south towards Ukraine’s capital Kyiv from Homel.

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