Russian soldiers captured by Ukraine have disclosed that they are terrified of being killed If they are sent back to Russia regarded as failures.
While President Vladimir Putin has been public about his praise of Russian troops, reports have surfaced around soldiers disobeying orders and Putin having overestimated the Russian forces capabilities.
The Ukrainian defence ministry has invited the mothers of captured Russian soldiers to collect them from Kyiv, the soldiers have claimed they will be ‘dead’ if they return back to Russia.
The following video was shared on Ukrainian channels of a captured Russian Soldier seemingly being fed by locals:
Video shared on Ukrainian channels of a captured Russian soldier apparently being fed by locals. The post says he burst into tears when he was allowed to video-call his mother. So many of these troops are just teenagers, with absolutely no clue what this war is really for. pic.twitter.com/oCPUC8cKcO
— Matthew Luxmoore (@mjluxmoore) March 2, 2022
One soldier from Russia’s 2nd Motor Rifle Division, at a press conference in Kyiv, said his parents had already prepared his funeral for when he returned home, reported by The Telegraph. He said:
‘In Russia we are already considered dead. I was given the opportunity to call my parents and they told me that a funeral for me had already been arranged.
‘If we are exchanged, then we will be shot by our own people.’