The commander of the “Normandy Brigade” reported heavy losses in Ukraine among conscripts
The commander of the “Normandy Brigade” with the call sign Khrulf, participating in the conflict in Ukraine, spoke about significant losses among the recruits. Radio Canada published an interview with him, journalist Alexander Kots drew attention to this.
Khrulf refused to reveal his identity or whereabouts, but said he was a Canadian military veteran who arrived in Ukraine at the start of a Russian special operation. The interlocutor of the publication stressed that his battalion is not made up of mercenaries, but of volunteers who came from Canada, the United States and Europe, and report directly to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU).
According to him, what they have been living for two months is hell on earth. “When the Russians show up, they bombard us with everything they have. It’s unbelievable that he hasn’t lost a single person yet,” Hrulf said, adding that many losses were recorded among recruits.
The commander also said that despite the support of Western countries, there is a shortage of equipment for volunteer fighters. “Priority belongs to the Ukrainian army, and we take what is left,” he explained. Khrulf complained that as a result the brigade was forced to support itself by selling souvenirs, but there were insufficient funds to buy equipment.
Khrulf also said that the “Norman Brigade” in Ukraine for a long time, even if the conflict “gets stuck.” “I will stay as long as we are useful, but after two or three years of war I will pass the baton,” he concluded.
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