Ukraine’s SBU reveal Russian invader saying he is in a ‘blocking unit’ in Russian army

16 October 2022, 02:00 PM
Russian military (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian military (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Ukraine’s SBU security service on Oct. 16 released an intercept of a conversation between a Russian invader and his wife, in which he says he has been part of a “blocking unit” in the Russian army to stop front line soldiers from retreating.

“Convicts were brought to us from prison,” the invader said.

“They were taken somewhere forward. And we’re sitting like blocking units: if someone runs back, we’ll kill him. We have this set up: i.e. we’re sitting second, guarding the first, and there is a line behind us. You won’t go back there either. That is, it’s impossible to escape – your own will shoot you.”

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The invader also complains to his wife that “according to the documents,” he is not officially in the war at all, but is undergoing military training.

“The guys called this f***ing committee. We’re not in Ukraine, can you imagine? We’re in military training!” the Russian soldier said indignantly.

The SBU also said that the only correct thing to do for invaders who want to survive and save their lives is to lay down their arms and surrender to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukraine has set up a 24/7 surrender hotline for invaders and their relatives: +380665803498, +380931192984.

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