Russia ‘executing soldiers’ refusing orders in new Ukraine assault: White House

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Russia is executing soldiers who try to retreat from a bloody new offensive in eastern Ukraine and has suffered “significant” losses of armor and personnel, the White House said on Thursday.

“We have information that the Russian military has been actually executing soldiers who are refusing to follow orders,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told a briefing.

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