A severed ear. An order to “destroy everything you see.” Houses looted or pulverized by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers. Twenty-one-year-old Russian soldier Stanislav Shmatov had no idea the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was recording his conversations when he contacted family back in Russia this spring from northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region. Like other…...
‘Cut off one of their ears’: In new investigation, Russian soldier describes atrocities in Ukraine
By Valeria Yehoshyna / RFE/RL10 Mins ReadUpdated: