Three of Putin’s troops are killed and two others injured in an alcohol-fuelled argument

Three of Putin’s troops are killed and two others injured in an alcohol-fuelled argument

Now the Russians are getting drunk and shooting at each other! Three of Putin’s troops are killed and two others wounded after an alcohol-fuelled argument turned into a shootout in Ukraine

  • Junior Sergeant Igor Sudin, 31, shot dead two FSB officers after they caught him drinking alcohol in uniform at a bar in the occupied city of Kherson
  • Sudin’s drinking partner, Sergeant Sergei Obukhov, 28, was also killed in action
  • Sudin and an FSB officer were injured in the shooting at the Food Fuel Café

Three of Vladimir Putin’s men were shot dead and two others injured after an alcohol-fuelled argument between Russian soldiers and security agents from the Russian spy agency FSB in Ukraine led to a shootout.

Junior Sergeant Igor Sudin, 31, shot dead two FSB officers, Igor Yakubinsky and Sergei Privalov, in the occupied city of Kherson after they caught him drinking alcohol in uniform, according to an investigation by the Moscow military.

According to Yahoo News documents, Sudin’s drinking partner, Sergeant Sergei Obukhov, 28, was also killed in the shooting at the Food Fuel Cafe in Kherson around 8pm on June 19.

Three of Vladimir Putin’s men were shot dead and two others injured after an alcohol-fueled argument between Russian soldiers and security agents from the Russian spy agency FSB turned into a shootout in Ukraine (file image).

Four FSB officers – Yakubinsky, Privalov, DA Borodin and an unidentified agent – had entered the cafe when they found Sudin and Obukhov “sitting idle and consuming alcoholic beverages,” according to the Russian Military Investigations Department Committee of Inquiry.

The FSB agents argued with the two soldiers for drinking alcohol in uniform, and the argument escalated when Obukhov fired shots at the ground from his sidearm.

In a chaotic scene, Sudin then began firing his AK-74 assault rifle at the FSB officers while Privalov and Yakubinsky fired back.

FSB officers Privalov and Yakubinsky, and Obukhov “died on the spot”, while Borodin and Sudin were hospitalized.

The fourth FSB agent, who was not named in the documents, reportedly fled the scene.

Obukhov and Sudin served in the 8th Artillery Regiment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

The drunk shooting, which is now the subject of a criminal case, is the latest in a series of examples of indiscipline and low morale among Russian forces in Ukraine.

Russian soldier stands near Hotel Central, damaged after shelling in Donetsk on August 30 (file image)

Russian soldier stands near Hotel Central, damaged after shelling in Donetsk on August 30 (file image)

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said last week Russia had lost up to 80,000 troops since crossing the Ukrainian border on February 24, while a senior official in Ukraine’s military intelligence service denounced reports of moral and physical exhaustion in Russia’s ranks at the hands of Moscow’s “exhausted” Resource base quoted.

Kherson residents have claimed that Russian soldiers start drinking in local bars from lunchtime before becoming aggressive.

In March, reports surfaced of a Russian soldier driving a tank over his commanding officer to protest the large number of casualties his unit had suffered in Ukraine.

The reports followed footage allegedly showing Russian Colonel Yuri Medvedev being stretchered to a hospital after suffering serious leg injuries.

According to Roman Tsymbaliuk, who was said to be the last Ukrainian journalist in Russia before fleeing the country in January, Medvedev was run over by one of his own soldiers, angered by the unit’s heavy casualties.

75,000 Russian soldiers are believed to have been killed and wounded – half the force Putin amassed before the invasion – and Moscow is struggling to recruit more men.

The shadowy Wagner mercenary group is said to be so desperate for recruits that Prigozhin personally goes to Russian prisons to look for convicted murderers to join his ranks.

The occupied territories are also being drafted, but these troops are poorly trained and equipped and have been dubbed “cannon fodder” by Ukrainian soldiers.

Putin is also being forced to turn to an ever-shrinking group of allies to help buy up to 1,000 drones from Iran and promise to deepen ties with North Korea.