Russian soldiers in Mariupol, Ukraine. File photo: AFP
Russian soldiers in Mariupol, Ukraine. File photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Russian soldier says commander shot himself in leg to leave war in Ukraine, officials say

  • Audio published by Ukrainian officials captured a Russian soldier talking to his mother
  • Soldier told her he and others in the military did not want to be fighting war in Ukraine

Russian soldiers in Mariupol, Ukraine. File photo: AFP
Russian soldiers in Mariupol, Ukraine. File photo: AFP
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