Amid morale problems within the Russian forces, another so-called elite paratrooper unit has refused to fight Putin’s war and reportedly staged a mutiny against its own leaders.

This story was broken by an independent Russian newspaper, Pskovskaya Gubernia. They reported that the elite paratrooper unit was from an airbase in Pskov, Northern Russia. According to the report, some 60 unit members were fired and threatened with charges relating to “desertion” or “failure to comply with an order.”

“After the first days of the war, they were first brought to the Republic of Belarus, and then they returned to their base in Pskov,” they reported.

Apparently not wanting to fight, they just allegedly returned to Pskov without prior notice. This prompted jeers from their nationalist comrades who called them “cowards” for not wanting to fight the Ukrainians.