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Russian soldiers said they were 'fooled like little kids' and 'no one told us we were going to war,' audio obtained by The New York Times shows

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Russian soldiers guard an area as a group of foreign journalists visit in Kherson, Kherson region, south Ukraine, May 20, 2022. Associated Press Photo, File
The New York Times published dozens of audio recordings of Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials intercepted calls the soldiers were making home to Russia.
The soldiers largely complained about how the war was going and being misled by state leaders.
Russian soldiers calling home from the frontlines in Ukraine said they had been "fooled" and did not realize they were heading into war, according to audio obtained by The New...
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Russian soldier says his comrades took armor off Ukrainian corpses because 'NATO armor is better than ours', according to audio obtained by The New York Times

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Russian recruits take a bus near a military recruitment center in Krasnodar, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. AP Photo, File
Russian soldiers were frustrated by unsuitable military equipment as early as March.
Recordings obtained by The New York Times reveal phone calls made by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
One man told his girlfriend how his comrades stole NATO armor off dead Ukrainian soldiers.
Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine were already lamenting their military's outdated equipment and failing resolve just weeks after the conflict began, according to a new investigation from The New...
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