Russias frontline trenches like Vegas as bored troops turn to class As

Bored and disillusioned Russian troops are succumbing to rampant drugs and booze in ther hopeless 'Las Vegas-like' trenches on the fronlines of Putin's bloody war.

The latest intelligence report by the British Ministry of Defence outlines that up to 15% of Putin's army in Ukraine are drugged up, and the likes of amphetamines and cannabis were allegedly easy to obtain among the troops.

Russian language news outlet Vertska made the claim, which was verified on Monday (November 13) by the British Ministry of Defence.

READ MORE: Earth opens massive crack 'like film 2012' as thousands evacuated over volcano eruption

For the latest brilliantly bizarre news from the Daily Star, click here.

"These reports are credible and follow numerous reports since the invasion of a high rate of disciplinary incidents, crimes and deaths related to alcohol abuse amongst the Russian force," the ministry wrote in its report, shared on X.

"Russian commanders likely frequently punish drug and alcohol abusers by posting them to Storm-Z assault detachments, which have effectively become penal units," the ministry continued.

"One of the core drivers of poor Russian discipline and substance abuse likely remains the continued lack of opportunity for combat troops to rotate away from the front line."

In Vertska's own research in October, they interviewed Russian soldiers, one of whom said his comrades turned to drugs "out of boredom." Another fighter said "it's like in Las Vegas."

We previously reported on the findings, which also claimed that there is even a secret code among those in the trenches hoping to acquire "gunpowder", shorthand for amphetamine, as well as "pinecones", which for those in occupied Ukrainian dugouts, means marijuana.

Substances used by bored soldiers are delivered by unsuspecting messengers bringing equipment to the trenches. Deliveries of the drugs offers up a decent pay, with some runners bagging £1,700 a month.

Since the start of the conflict last February there have been claimed, and ample evidence, of Russian soldiers being inebriated whilst on duty.

  • Humans could live on Mars after scientists extracted oxygen from Martian rock

Join the Daily Star's WhatsApp for the sexiest headlines, showbiz gossip and lots more

The Daily Star is now on WhatsApp and we want you to join us!

Through the app, we'll send you the sassiest showbiz stories, some naught headline and a seismic smattering of aliens…along with the latest breaking news of course.

To join our community, all you have to do to join is click on this link, select 'Join Chat' and you're in!

No one will be able to see who has sign up and no one can send messages except for the Daily Star team. We also treat our community members to competitions, special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners.

If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. To leave our community click on the name at the top of your screen and choose Exit group. If you’re curious, you can read our Privacy Notice.


We reported last month how some troops will be transferred to a 'suicide squad' position for being drunk. Instead of their usual combat squad, they will instead be deployed as part of "Storm Z", an "expendable" collection of troops.

Boozy troops or those being belligerent with top brass could also be transferred on the orders of a fed up Putin.

The Insider reported in August that soldiers based in a training camp in Mulino behaved so appallingly that locals asked the Nizhny Novgorod governor to enforce a “dry law,” and keep the military hooligans from leaving their bases.

That came after reports that drunk troops burned a church down and cut off a taxi driver's finger.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.

Source: Read Full Article