As President Vladimir Putin’s forces push deeper into Ukraine, worried Russians hoping to locate the relatives of those who have gone missing in action now have a salve – according to officials. Ukrainian government.
A new one website named “Make Your Search” was set up by representatives of Ukraine’s interior ministry and committed to providing information “about Russian soldiers captured and killed in Ukraine.”
POLITICO has identified a Ukrainian citizen who appeared in the video on the homepage of the website to present this initiative as Victor Andrusiv, an adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
“If your loved one or friend is in Ukraine and engaged in the war against our people, here you can find information about their fate,” the website states, directing visitors to access a Telegram feed shows a continuous stream of captured, wounded and dead Russian soldiers.
The feed presents a collection of miscellaneous video content from the front lines of the war, featuring detained Russian paratroopers, prisoners of war being interrogated by Ukrainian forces, personal belongings Abandoned by missing servicemen and captured soldiers imploring their families when they return to Russia .
There are also examples of graphic content, in the form of deceased Russian soldiers, many of whom have not been identified.
A Ukrainian government official told POLITICO: “This source was created by the Interior Ministry. “Using it, Russian mothers can search for their boys. Many of them are dead, many are unidentifiable, and some have been arrested. “
In another development, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has set up a dedicated telephone “helpline” to assist many Russian families in searching for lost loved ones.
A telegram parcel from the official channel of the Ukrainian Parliament said that the helpline had “received hundreds of calls from Russians searching for their loved ones in the Russian army captured in Ukraine.”
“To prevent war, we need more Russians to know about their losses in Ukraine,” the post read.
Promoting this initiative last weekend, another official of the Interior Ministry, Anton Herashchenko, said that the helpline would be used to assist the Russians in their search for transparency and the truth concerning regarding the war.
“If we have your loved one in captivity, you can leave a short message for your husband or son,” Herashchenko speak in a Facebook post.
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