Fourth Generation Warfare

Gunman shoots enlistment officer in Russian draft office ‘with sawn-off rifle’ amid fury at Putin’s mobilisation

Propaganda by the deed and fourth generation warfare in action.

By Stephen Rigley

A gunman left a Russian army enlistment officer fighting for his life after opening fire in a Siberian enlistment office “after his best friend” was called up to fight in Ukraine.

A local man identified as Ruslan Zinin yelled: “No-one’s going to fight” and “we’re all going home now” before firing a sawn-off shotgun in the military enlistment office in Ust-Ilimsk.

A witness reportedly said the enlistment commandant had gathered those being drafted and “started explaining everything clumsily.

“Some guy walked out of line and said ‘nobody’s going anywhere.’ And then I heard 3 shots,” the witness added.

He was armed with a gun ‘like a homemade sawed-off rifle,’ a witness said.

Footage purportedly shows moment man in Russian recruitment centre is shot

Video footage of the suspected gunman after his arrest emerged on social media saying he was understood to have been distressed after his best friend was called up to fight. He himself had not been called up but is said to have told his mother he was going to the draft centre to volunteer.

Chief local military recruiter Alexsandr Yeliseyev is in intensive care fighting for his life after being hit. His condition is described as “grave.”


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