Bakhmut, Ukraine: Sprinter team, a Twitter account that shares latest updates about current events, uploaded a video on its Twitter account in which a Russian soldier claims to discover Nazi trophies in the ruins of Artyomovsk in Bakhmut.
He found two Nazi trophies inside a building; one was the Nazi symbol called Swastika, and the other was a Nazi-style sceptre. Currently, Ukrainian armed forces claim to capture more land of Bakhmut and preparing to launch a full-scale counteroffensive.
nazi trophies found in the ruins of Artyomovsk/Bakhmut pic.twitter.com/H8g7peW8oU
— Spriter Team (@SpriterTeam) July 16, 2023
It was not the first time Nazi symbols were discovered in Ukrainian territories. Several Ukrainian military personnel were seen using the Nazi symbol and flag. Multiple Ukrainian personnel and individuals were seen wearing Nazi tattoos and symbols.
A picture on the internet also goes viral where armed personnel carrying AK-47 rifles displays a Ukrainian flag with a Nazi symbol between it. Russia multiple times accused the West of supporting the Nazi regime in Ukraine and accused the Ukrainian armed forces of using chemical weapons against Russian Federation.
In February 2023, a video went viral on social media in which some Ukrainian army personnel proudly displayed chemical weapons and remarked that they were ready to be used against Russians. The chemical weapons were installed on drones prepared for battlefield use.
Russia multiple times reported use of chemical weapons by Ukrainian soldiers and accused NATO of not taking action but instead supporting Ukraine for doing so. Another controversial step taken by the US government has escalated the situation. US President Joe Biden announced cluster munitions aid to Ukraine to boost the Ukrainian counteroffensive and sabotage Russian defences.
#Ukranians are so proud to display their use of chemical weapons
God knows what they put in there.
Will anyone from the #NATO say no to them?
This is perfectly normal for #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/gcfmQJWmF4
— Arthur Morgan (@ArthurM40330824) February 5, 2023
In response, Moscow declared that the US and Western allies were provoking the conflict and Russia had every right to act accordingly. The use of banned munitions and chemical weapons has been discovered from both sides. The war has continued since February 22, 2022, and reached 516 days, resulting in numerous casualties from both sides.