Skip to comments.12 Russian elite marines blow themselves up while cooking on an open fire next to live ammunition
Posted on 12/01/2023 5:05:05 AM PST by Libloather
Russia lost a dozen elite marines when they cooked food on an open fire and triggered an explosion from nearby live ammunition.
Eight more were wounded in the incident that Vladimir Putin's regime has sought to cover-up.
Reports say a RPG-7 grenade launcher shell caught fire and exploded at Kuzminsky military training ground in Rostov region, bordering Ukraine.
Eight of the marines from 155th Separate Guards Marine Brigade, based in Vladivostok, were killed on the spot.
Four more died in hospital, said the News 166 outlet in Rostov, which said the humiliating tragedy had been confirmed by three independent sources.
'About 20 people from [the marine brigade] lit a fire next to stocks of ammunition during their lunch break. An RPG-7 grenade launcher shell rolled into the fire and exploded,' 161.ru quoted one government source as saying.
The troops were believed to be due for deployment to Putin's illegal war in Ukraine.
All of those killed were said to have been marines from the Primorye region of Russia.
marines from the Primorye region of Russia.
The dead and wounded from the lunchtime cookout have not been named.
A major criminal case has been launched into a suspected breach of safety regulations.
The commander of the Pacific Fleet Admiral Viktor Liina, 55, Pacific fleet commander, has visited the training base to read the riot act over the blunder, it was reported.
Neither the Russian defence ministry nor the Investigative Committee has commented on the fiasco.
A serviceman who witnessed the horror revealed details but it has taken since it occurred on 3 November to verify the details.
MailOnline was unable to verify the details of the Russian reports.
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This reminds me of the last shot of the Civil War. A WWII soldier at Fort Macon in NC thought it would be a good idea to use an old cannonball as an andiron. It exploded, but he wasn’t killed.
Saturday morning Looney Tunes in real life.
Not so elite
I served with idiots who would have done the same.
EVERY military has them. Just sayin’.
There is more to this story, an rpg doesn’t catch fire and explode immediately
I don’t buy the story timeline.
More likely they were f’n around with an rpg and it discharged.
More a case of stupid is as stupid does(vodka)
Will Stewart has left a long list of childish propaganda on the Forum. Congratulations on adding yet another piece.
That, or maybe a fragging incident. We’ll never know.
This isn’t propaganda. DailyMail had an embedded journalist in the Russian army filming the entire episode!
Yup. I’ve got stories... lol
vodka for lunch
British news source, likely as not its a fabrication
MailOnline states “MailOnline was unable to verify the details of the Russian reports.” :)
I’m adding that to my customary saying...
“Alcohol and weapons AND COOKFIRES don’t mix.”
True, or smoking accident
Maybe, though I would think it would take more than a spark or a cigarette butt to set off an RPG round.
Shrapnel. It's what's for dinner.
lol, was kidding, but who knows
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