the main points
- The Russian soldier said his comrades raped the women after they were besieged by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk
- The soldier also said that their leaders would shoot anyone who wanted to leave
- More than 55,100 Russian soldiers have died so far in the war
A new recording shows that a Russian soldier admitted that some of his comrades raped Ukrainian women to express their anger at the loss to the Kyiv army.
The Russian soldier, whose identity has not been revealed, added that his comrades were raping Ukrainian women as a way to get rid of their desperation and hatred for being surrounded by Kyiv’s army in Donetsk Oblast, according to an intercepted phone call recording released by the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) on Tuesday.
The soldier was heard saying, “Everyone hates us here. Our soldiers are raping these women.” “We’re done. All of our battalion was killed.”
The Russian soldier also revealed his desire to leave the battlefield and return home. But he said Moscow does not allow soldiers to rotate units or take vacations. He also accused his commanders of threatening soldiers who wanted to leave the war by firing squad.
“It’s a complete disaster for the king. I’m done! I lost my temper. I want to go home, I can’t!” he added.
The recording comes at a time when the Ukrainian army continues to expel Russian forces from the occupied territories during its counter-offensive operations. The Ukrainian military also continued to bombard Russian defenses, killing at least 300 soldiers on Wednesday. The Moscow army has so far lost a total of 55,110 soldiers since the start of the war, according to Estimates From the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
Russia’s dwindling military and territory has prompted President Vladimir Putin to announce a new campaign that will call up about 300,000 reservists to the army as part of a “partial mobilization.”
“Today our armed forces operate on a line of contact that exceeds 1,000 kilometers, confronting not only neo-Nazi units, but in fact the entire war machine of the collective West,” Putin said in his patriotic address. Medizona.
“In order to protect our homeland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to ensure the security of our people and our people in the liberated lands, I think it is necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to hold a partial mobilization in the Russian Federation. ”
During the speech, Putin issued a threat to use nuclear weapons in war, adding that his warning was “not a hoax.” He also reiterated his support for holding referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine. The areas may be annexed as soon as next week.