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The diet of the Russian army invading Ukraine has been revealed, after soldiers defending the besieged country conquered a battlefield kitchen.
Video taken by Ukrainian soldiers was posted on Reddit overnight showing a huge KamAZ armoured vehicle kitted out with a professional kitchen onboard.
But its the contents of the cupboards – and floor – which has shocked internet users.
The footage gives a tour of the vehicle, captured in Ukraine, which was seemingly left during fighting in recent weeks.
The storage unit part of the truck shows bags upon bags of potatoes and onions, while the kitchen itself – seemingly ransacked by locals – shows more bags of potatoes and onions.
The soldier, speaking in Ukrainian over the tour, also finds more and more bags of the same two vegetables on the floor, piled high.
He then opens a few drawers to find crockery and one other food item – jars of pickles.
The large jars are actually smashed, so the pickles can't be re-used.
There is also a plastic box filled with different seasoning and spices, to presumably provide some variety to the very basic meals the Russian soldiers are apparently being given.
The variety, or lack thereof, was a source of amusement for those on Reddit.
One user, Dlec1, wrote: “Bubba gumps potato restaurant – we got fried taters, baked taters, boiled taters, cajun taters…”
And another user, Squirrel-bear, pointed out that the contents of the truck might not be all the food the soldiers were being given.
Taking a more pragmatic approach to the video, he wrote: “The ingredients are most likely stored in another truck.
“Pretty weird there were potatoes on the floor, maybe it was on today's menu.
“Soldiers might also eat combat rations and potatoes might be just supplement for it.”
The shocking food choice comes a week after a Russian soldier posted a video of his rations online, which showed that they went out of date in 2015.
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