A video of Russian troops from the country’s Chechnya region has veterans and military experts questioning the soldiers’ tactics and training.

The Chechen militants open a barrage of small arms fire on an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

One soldier can be seen lifting up and firing an RPK automatic weapon at the building, using a light machine gun in a fashion more appropriate of an assault rifle.

The Islamist dictator of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, shared a video of the bizarre tactics on his personal Telegram channel.

Forces affiliated with the Chechen Republic have produced elaborate and theatrical propaganda films since entering Ukraine, raising questions whether their focus is on war or filming social media stunts.

 

Putin’s troops go on to chant the Islamist slogan ‘Allahu Akbar’ after targeting the civilian structure.

In his Telegram post, Kadyrov claimed the men had opened fire on supposed “Nazis” occupying the structure.

The video contains no indication that Ukrainian forces were present in the building.

However, it’s entirely conceivable that civilians could’ve been inside the apartment, raising questions of potential war crimes on the part of Kadyrov’s jihadi militants.

Critics of the Chechen fighters pointed to the video as an example of Russia’s poorly trained armed forces wasting ammunition and supplies.

Russian forces have besieged Mariupol for weeks. The city has witnessed some of the fiercest combat between Ukrainians and the invaders since the start of the conflict.

A Russian aircraft bombed a theater in Mariupol during its siege, with civilians hiding inside the structure’s bomb shelter.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.