A Russian officer has quit the army and spoke against Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine and said “we were not hammered with some kind of Ukrainian Nazi rhetoric.”
Putin and his cronies said the “special military operation” is cleanse the Ukraine of Nazis and ordered his troops to invade Ukraine.
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The former Russian officer told CNN that many of his soldiers “did not understand the goal” over the invasion of Ukraine.
CNN National Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux said, “So he was a part of this unit, February 22 the build-up…the troop build up along the border with Ukraine, and it was that evening that they will order to give over their cell phones that he lost communication with the rest of the world.
“They were ordered to paint the Z’s on their military vehicles later to symbolise the invasion of Ukraine.
“But again, no idea that that was in fact the mission the following day.
“They were in Crimea he did not know they were going to move forward in that a Russian controlled territory.
“But on February 24, he says yes, he was part of the launch of the war inside of Ukraine.
“He said many of his comrades, as well as himself, did not understand the goal.
“He tells CNN and I’m quoting here, ‘We were not hammered with some kind of Ukrainian Nazi rhetoric, many did not understand what this was all for, and what we’re doing here.’
“The officer describing their drive towards Karason, and actually confronting Ukrainian locals saying here I’m quoting ‘In general when we saw the locals we tend stop, some of them had weapons underneath their clothes and when they got closer, they fired.'”