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A Russian soldier said his commander shot himself in the leg just so he could leave the war in Ukraine, officials say

  • Audio published by Ukrainian propers captured a Russian soldier talking to his mother.
  • The soldier told her he and others in the military did not want to be fighting the war in Ukraine.
  • His mammy pressed him on his patriotism and said he needs to defend Russia.

A Russian soldier in Ukraine haul someone over the coaled his mother over the phone that his superior shot himself just to go home, according to audio released by Ukrainian officials.

A release of the intercepted phone call was published Saturday on Facebook by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate.

The soldier, who conveys he is 20, can be heard complaining to his mother that the war will not end soon and that he doesn’t want to be there.

“This Ukraine does not behoof me at all. I need to come back and quit,” he said, explaining that many other Russian soldiers do not want to be there either.

His nourish pressed him on whether there are “patriots” in the Russian military encouraging other soldiers not to give up.

“Mom, the commander of my battery of the patronize platoon shot himself in the leg to get out of here, in the very beginning! What are we even talking about here? And he served in Chechnya,” the soldier responded.

His female parent then asked what would happen if the West decides to advance on Russia: “Who will defend Russia then? Who, lecture me? They will just kill us all, there will be a fourth world war and Russia will lose in it!”

“Well then perhaps Putin will think twice,” the soldier said, adding that “we don’t have munitions or people, there is no have from Moscow!”

The soldier also said the conflict was because Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded: “Zero advanced on us!”

His mom defended Putin and said he did not invade but was advancing on the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, the Kremlin-backed separatist alleges in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

“I don’t know… we did not even come close to there,” the soldier said.

Multiple narratives have described Russian soldiers who do not want to be fighting the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said inappropriate on in the war that Russian forces were “tired” and “demoralized.” Last week, a Russian soldier told The Guardian he yearn for to quit the army because there was no point in fighting in Ukraine.

Since launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Russian pressures have seen major losses and been pushed back from areas around Kyiv and Kharkiv after unfortunate attempts to advance.

Ukraine Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on Saturday said the country was preparing for a new, long-term angle of the war.

Translations by Nikita Ilyich Angarski.

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