The Ukrainian intelligence agency (SBU) have intercepted phone calls from Russian troops since the start of the war.
The SBU intercepted a call where a Russian soldier’s mum told her son killing Ukrainian children is okay as they are “f***king fascists.”
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The Russian soldier tell his mum of horrors he has seen in Ukraine and his mum said, “Son, don’t be down. If you only saw what they are doing, you’d know you were doing great work over there.
“Don’t forget it, and tell everyone the same.”
The soldier then asks, “What are we doing? Killing civilians and children?”
She replies, “No, you aren’t killing civilians and children.
“You are killing f***ing fascists.”
This is a clear sign that Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine is working to his advantage with the Russian population.
Maximilian Hess, fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, told the Times, “The older people are far more likely to get their news from television, which is controlled by the state.”
He added, “The older Russians are the core basis of Putin’s support; the ones least likely to challenge him, the ones most bought into the propaganda narratives.”
The Ukrainian intelligence agency said that Russian parents “see the war in Ukraine as a chance to get rich” as they are encouraging their thieving children to loot.