Injured Russian soldiers forced to use 50-year-old bandages made in Ukraine

Injured Russian troops are allegedly being forced to treat their wounds with almost 50-year-old bandages that were made in Ukraine.

Sean Swan shared a shocking snap to Twitter that shows packs of "field dressing" which displayed the manufacturing date as 1978 – which some of his followers pointed out was the year Ukrainian President Zelenskyy was born.

The ITN cameraman claimed that they are currently being used by Russian troops on the frontlines of the Russia-Ukraine war.

He tweeted: "Russian Field dressing outside #Mykolayiv made in 1978 #Ukraine."

According to Swan's recent tweets, he is currently on the ground in Ukraine for news coverage of the war.

His followers were shocked by the snaps as they blamed Vladimir Putin for his "corruption" and were empathetic towards troops for being sent to fight his war.

One user said: "There is some serious corruption in Russia if their Army is having to use Field Dressings made in 1978, no wonder Putin and his high ranking cronies can afford luxury superyachts and mansions costing multi-millions."

Another wrote: "Truly so very sad. Children mislead and missiled into murdering innocent beautiful people and giving up their own lives violently, for the delusions of an egoistic paranoid old man. Putin is Poison."

A third added: "The year #Zelenskyy was born!"

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There have been up to 40,000 Russian troops have been killed, injured, captured or gone missing during the first month of the Kremlin’s war, according to NATO.

Officials believe that of those troops, between 7,000 and 15,000 Russians have died since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

A senior US official told reporters on a conference call attended by NBC that it is difficult to give casualty counts because they don't have military on the ground in Ukraine.

The anonymous official said: "I'm not going to characterise what the ranges are that we're looking at because they're just very broad and we continue to have low confidence in those estimates because we're not on the ground and can't see, you know, what's really going on on a day to day basis."

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