Russian soldiers captured in war are sending their families tearful messages as the harsh reality of war sinks in.
Moscow announced that 498 soldiers had been killed in the Ukraine invasion. However, the true death toll is likely to be higher.
Vladimir Putin, in a bizarre performance, promised $65,000 death benefits to the families of all Russians killed in war. Putin stood up at one point and then sat down again to think of something else.
One Russian POW sent a message to his mother to assure her that he was still alive. “I want to say to my mom, ‘Wait for me. I will return,’”He stated.
According to reports, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry invited Russian mothers to visit Kyiv to collect their sons who were being held captive and to take them home.
“I want to go home so badly,”One soldier stated.
The chant “No to war”Russia is feeling it.
An elderly woman protested against a group of armored policemen in St. Petersburg during an anti-war demonstration. She is said to be a child survivor of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II.
More than 7,360 Russian protesters are currently in detention. On Feb. 24, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Russian people for their courage in standing up to their leaders waging war.
“To all the citizens of the Russian Federation who come out to protest, I want to say: We see you. This means that you heard us,”He said. “This is how you can trust us. Fight for our cause. Fight against war.”