- Russian soldier says his colleagues raped women after being surrounded by Ukrainian army in Donetsk.
- The soldier also said that their commanders are threatening anyone who wants to leave with firing squads
- More than 55,100 Russian soldiers have died in the war so far
A Russian soldier has admitted that some of his comrades raped Ukrainian women to express their anger at losing against Kiev’s army, a new recording shows.
The Russian soldier, whose identity has not been released, added that his comrades were raping Ukrainian women as a way to vent their frustration and hatred for being surrounded by Kiev’s army in Donetsk Oblast, according to a recording of an intercepted phone call by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) on Tuesday.
“Everyone here hates us. Our soldiers rape these women,” the soldier was heard saying. “We are finished. All our battalions are killed.”
The Russian soldier also revealed that he wanted to leave the battlefield and return home. However, he said Moscow was not allowing troops to rotate units or take leave. He also accused his commanders of threatening soldiers who wanted to leave the war with firing squads.
“It’s a total ** King’s disaster. I’m done! I’ve lost my nerve. I want to go home, I can’t!” she added.
The recording comes as Ukraine’s military pushes Russian forces out of occupied territory during their counter-offensive. Ukraine’s army also continued to pound Russian defenses, killing at least 300 soldiers on Wednesday. Since the beginning of the war, Moscow’s army has lost a total of 55,110 soldiers. guess From the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Russia’s declining military personnel and regions have pushed President Vladimir Putin to announce a new campaign that will call up some 300,000 reservists into the military as part of “partial mobilization.”
“Today our armed forces are working on lines of communication that exceed 1,000 kilometers, confronting not only neo-Nazi units, but indeed the entire war machine of the collective West,” Putin said in his national address, as translated. mediazone.
“In order to protect our motherland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to ensure the safety of our people and people in the free zone, I think it is necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff. Partial integration 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 reiterated his support for a referendum in the occupied territories of Ukraine. The addition of regions could come soon next week.