‘Telephone terrorism': we’re fighting for’ How Russia threatens contract soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine


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Moscow has yet to confirm the exact number of Russian soldiers currently fighting in Ukraine. According to various estimates, Russia's full-scale invasion has involved up to 100,000 troops. In interviews with Meduza, several relatives of contract soldiers said that it's impossible for them to resign from military service -- those that attempt to quit are threatened with criminal charges of desertion and treason. Meduza correspondent Sasha Sivtsova reports on how Russian soldiers are being sent into Ukraine and how they're forced to stay there. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/05/16/we-have-no-idea-who-we-re-fighting-for

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