An American who volunteered to combat towards Russia in Ukraine described the carnage he noticed on the entrance traces — saying the battle for Ukrainians is towards “pure evil.”
“Anybody in the West that asks Ukraine to just do peace talks, they need to go through these villages. They need to see what’s been done to these people,” stated the man, who needs to be recognized solely by his name signal, Elvis.
“This is nothing like any conflict in the past 70 to 80 years,” he advised CBS News. “This war is not sustainable, for either side.”
Originally from Tennessee, Elvis fought in Ukraine as a result of he was horrified by Russia’s invasion of the nation. While there, he stated he repeatedly witnessed Russian forces utilizing white phosphorus munitions — one thing Russia beforehand denied.
“It comes down extremely slow, but there’s nothing you can do, and everything it touches just incinerates,” Elvis stated, describing one incident the place he witnessed between 20 and 30 Ukrainian fighters “burning alive” earlier than some dedicated suicide to finish their struggling.
“A lot of guys have suicide pistols, and you’d hear them scream, and then they would say goodbye and then blow their own heads off,” he stated.
White phosphorus is a wax-like chemical substance that ignites immediately when it comes into contact with oxygen. Its main perform in weaponry is to burn brightly, and it’s used in incendiary munitions by militaries round the world, together with the United States, usually to light up targets as half of tracer munitions at night time.
But it may be extraordinarily harmful when used as a weapon, inflicting deep burns, even by means of bone.
“There are certain weapons that I’ve seen used on the battlefield in Ukraine that — okay, it’s war, I get it — but there’s certain weapons that are used that, if the rest of world could see what they cause, what that looks like when someone dies because of that, there would be a lot bigger outcry,” Elvis stated.
The fighter stated he has been traumatized by his expertise on the battlefield, and that he is anxious one of his fellow fighters could commit suicide as a result of of what they went by means of collectively.
But he believes Ukraine’s combat towards Russia’s invasion is a righteous war. And he needs extra to be performed to cease the battle.
“If China invaded the U.S., hypothetically, leveled Los Angeles, leveled Seattle, Portland, massacred thousands, do you think the U.S. would just sue for peace? No,” he stated.