The Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs has already received a total of around 32,000 calls in which relatives of Russian soldiers who went missing during the war with Ukraine ask about their fate.
This is according to Viktor Andrusiv, the adviser to the Minister of the Interior of Ukraine, who spoke on Channel 24reports a correspondent of Ukrinform.
“I wouldn’t say it’s such a massive phenomenon right now (for relatives of Russian soldiers to send such requests). Indeed, they were filed en masse in early March, and now it’s a thing of Indeed, we received about 12,000 calls, maybe even more, to our hotline, which had been set up exactly for Russian citizens, and more than 20,000 calls made via a chatbot set up on Telegram “, clarified Andrusiv.
Asked what the Russians expected from Ukrainian authorities, the official said they were recording contact details of relatives – husbands and sons who went to Ukraine as part of the invading forces – with whom they had lost contact.
“We would call them sometimes and ask them why they don’t ask their own authorities the same thing, and they tell us that they are being lied to. That is, there is such an understanding. And given such volumes (of calls – ndlr.), I think in fact this understanding is growing very strongly in Russia, it just doesn’t show – as it did in the Soviet Union,” the adviser said. .