Ukrainian Intelligence, along with the National Police, intercepted another Russian military conversation, revealing the possible plans of the Russian Command for the war in Ukraine, the message of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported late on April 13.
In the conversation, a Russian soldier by the name of Oleg Karasev can be heard telling his wife about instructions received by Russian military on further actions in Ukraine.
“Putin said that if we don’t do anything before May 10, then everything will be leveled to the ground,” Karasev claims.
“We're still trying to 'liberate' Rubizhne, and we're leveling Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk to the ground. We won't try. Our contractors can't advance. They hold positions (Armed Forces of Ukraine – ed.), that we shot every day with tanks, from different equipment, but they don’t care... They shell our people every day.”
Ukrainian Intelligence notes that this conversation confirms that Russia has purposefully switched to a tactic of destroying Ukrainian cities and committing crimes against civilians under direct orders of the country’s top military and political leaders, in particular, Russian dictator Putin.