Russian invaders are taking personal documents from people who have been forced to fight against Kyiv, General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a report Thursday.
These fighters are deployed in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
“Documents are being removed from forcibly mobilized people from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, who are being taken to replenish the losses of occupiers,” the statement on Facebook read.
This was aimed at making the group of people completely powerless, and reduce their chances of desertion, according to Pravda.
The report also said in case any of these people die during the war, it would make it difficult to identify them. This could lead to chances of “various financial frauds in favor of the command staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.”
The comments come at a time when several Russian soldiers have spoken out about their disinterest in joining the Ukraine war, which has been ongoing for almost five months.
The Russian military has also used other tactics, such as sending personnel from ethnic minority backgrounds into the riskiest attacks, leading to growing dissatisfaction among the group. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine spoke out Tuesday about the forced mobilization on the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Meanwhile, two intercepted phone calls between Russian soldiers and their parents revealed their folks were now advising their sons to break their arms and legs to help escape the war.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) on Wednesday released a recording in which one of the soldier’s father is heard saying: “Break something, Dimka. F—— fall, f—— hit something. Hit your head. F— it, we’ll treat you here,” the soldier’s father said. “Fall somehow, sloppily, to…screw it. If you break an arm, break an arm. If you break a leg, break a d— leg.”
In the second phone call, another parent was recorded giving the soldier advice on how to break an arm to escape the war.
Thousands of Russian soldiers have lost their lives since Vladimir Putin sent its troops to invade Ukraine on Feb. 24.