A Russian soldier has admitted some of his comrades raped Ukrainian women to vent their anger at the defeat by Kiev’s army, a new footage shows.
The Russian soldier, whose identity has not been revealed, added that his comrades raped Ukrainian women to express their desperation and hatred at being surrounded by Kiev’s military in Donetsk Oblast, according to a recording of a wiretapped phone conversation provided by was published security service of Ukraine (SSU) on Tuesday.
“Everybody hates us here. Our soldiers are raping these women,” the soldiers were heard saying. “We’re done. Our whole battalion was killed.”
The Russian soldier also revealed that he wanted to leave the battlefield and return home. However, he said Moscow does not allow soldiers to change units or take furloughs. He also accused his commanders of threatening soldiers who wanted to leave the war with a firing squad.
“It’s a total disaster. I’m done! I’ve lost my nerve. I want to go home, I can’t!” he added.
The admission comes as the Ukrainian army continues to push out Russian forces from occupied territories during their counter-offensives. The Ukrainian army continued to attack Russian defenses, killing at least 300 soldiers on Wednesday. According to estimates by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Moscow’s army has lost a total of 55,110 soldiers since the war began.
Russia’s dwindling military personnel and territories have pushed President Vladimir Putin to announce a new campaign that would call up some 300,000 reservists in the military as part of a “partial mobilization.”
“Today, our armed forces operate on the more than 1,000-kilometer line of contact, facing not only neo-Nazi units but actually the entire war machine of the collective West,” Putin said during his national address, translated by Mediazona.
“In order to protect our homeland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to ensure the security of our people and people in the liberated areas, I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff for partial mobilization in the Russian Federation. “
During the speech, Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in the war, adding that his warning was “not a bluff”. He also reiterated his support for referenda in the occupied territories of Ukraine. The annexation of the areas could take place as early as next week.
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