Many Russians lost their lives in a firefight at a bar in Kherson in June, according to accounts. The FSB, or modern-day KGB, officers and Russian military were involved. There have been numerous stories of Russian military members experiencing issues with alcohol throughout the battle in Ukraine.
According to internal government documents retrieved, the deadly altercation occurred on June 19 at a pub in Kherson, a vital port city in southern Ukraine and the first large city captured by Russian forces after the war began in late February.
According to the investigation, Sgt. Sergei Obukhov and Junior Sgt. Igor Sudin were two troops who were drinking when three FSB officials, Igor Yakubinsky, Sergei Privalov, and D.A. Borodin, entered the pub.
Obukhov reportedly drew his sidearm and fired shots into the ground after the FSB officials admonished the soldiers for drinking while in uniform. Privalov attempted to take the firearm from Sudin, who then started firing his AK-74 rifle.
There have been several allegations of low morale and alcohol abuse among Russian military both before and after Russia's unjustified war in Ukraine began.
The soldiers had exchanged alcohol for petrol and other supplies. Such assessments imply that Russian forces were not particularly ready to attack Ukraine on a large scale. The Russian military has failed to advance during the conflict's little more than six months while also suffering horrifying losses.
This week, Ukrainian soldiers launched a counteroffensive in an effort to retake the Kherson region. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, has voiced optimism that his nation's soldiers can drive out the Russian invaders, but any advancement in the counteroffensive is anticipated to be gradual.