A captured Russian prisoner sobbed on the phone to his mother while telling her how Vladimir Putin‘s forces have destroyed kindergartens and hospital wards.
Harrowing footage shows the soldier captured in Ukraine desperately begging his mother to spread word of the truth back home.
He rocks back and forth in his chair while speaking on a video call to his mother telling her she needs to use social media so ‘as many people as possible’ can know the truth about Putin’s attacks.
He says: ‘Life has been peaceful here before our President started all of this.’ And his distraught mother replies: ‘I got you, I love you so much.’
It was reported last Saturday that a kindergarten and orphanage had been attacked in the city of Okhtyrka, a small city in the northeastern Ukrainian Sumy province.
Photos of the attack were shared by a Ukrainian lawmaker, who wrote: ‘In a town Okhtyrka Russian missiles hit kindergarten and bomb shelter. Among dead and injured are children. What else Russian fascists should do for NATO to wake up and defend Ukraine?!’
The latest footage comes just two days after other weeping Russian prisoners of war said they have no idea they were being sent to invade Ukraine and were used like ‘cannon fodder’ by commanders.
Earlier on Wednesday, a video of a Russian soldier breaking down in tears as he spoke to his mother on the phone after surrendering to Ukrainians went viral.
The footage showed a young fighter from Putin’s forces being comforted by a group of women after throwing down his weapon. One of the women tells him ‘everything his OK’ while patting him on the back.
He is then seen drinking tea and eating a pasty as another woman offers him a phone. The young prisoner of war blows kisses as his mother answers, and bursts into tears as soon as he sees her. One of the other women is heard speaking to her down the phone, saying: ‘Natasha, God be with you. We will call you later. He is alive and healthy.’
A male voice off camera is heard saying in Ukrainian: ‘These young men, it’s not their fault. They don’t know why they are here. They are using old maps, they are lost.’
‘This is not our war. Mothers and wives, collect your husbands. There is no need to be here,’ an injured soldier sat in front of a Ukrainian flag was filmed saying. Other footage showed handcuffed Russian prisoner crying, while saying: ‘They don’t even pick up the corpses, there are no funerals’.