A Russian woman has been heard giving her soldier-husband permission to rape Ukrainian women – reminding him to use only “protection” when committing crimes, according to a shocking report.
Ukraine’s security service intercepted the woman’s phone call with her husband and posted the audio of the alleged conversation on its Telegram channel, according to the Ukrainian news platform Ukrinform.net.
The clip – titled “The Wives of Russian Invaders Allow Their Husbands to Rape Ukrainian Women” – claims that it “reflects the moral values not only of the occupiers but also of their relatives, 80[%] some of them are now supporting the war in Ukraine. “
“So yes, do it over there … Ukrainian women there. Rape them, yes,” the woman says, the Daily Mail reported.
“Do not tell me anything, understand !?” she adds grinning.
“Uh huh. So I should rape and not tell you anything,” her husband asks, clarifying that she gave him the green light.
“Yes, so I did not know anything. Why do you ask? “Says the woman.
“Can I really?” he asks again, in disbelief.
“Yes, I allow you – just use protection,” she says to him with a giggle.
“OK,” he says at last.
The news of the alleged conversation comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian soldiers of raping hundreds of women and also of sexually abusing children.
The shocking reports include one of a 50-year-old Ukrainian woman who told the BBC she was at home with her husband when a Russian soldier burst in last month.
“With gunshots, he took me to a house nearby. He ordered me, ‘Take off your clothes, or I’ll shoot you.’ He kept threatening to kill me if I did not do as he said. Then he started raping me, “the woman told the BBC, who only identified her as” Anna “.
The woman described her assailant as a Chechen fighter allied with Russia.
“While he was raping me, four more soldiers came in. I thought I was done with it. But they took him away. I never saw him again,” said Anna, adding that she believed Russian soldiers had apprehended their comrade.
But Anna said she later found her husband shot in the stomach.
“He had tried to run after me to save me, but he was hit by a round of bullets,” she told the broadcast.
Because of the fighting, the woman claimed, her husband could not be brought to a hospital and succumbed to his injury two days later.
Anna said the Russian soldiers who rescued her from her assailant stayed a few days in her house, where they threatened her with their weapons and demanded that she give them her deceased husband’s belongings.
“When they left, I found drugs and Viagra. They got tall and they were often drunk. Most of them are murderers, rapists and looters. Only a few are OK, ”she said.
Anna’s neighbors told the BBC that her attacker had previously raped and killed a woman living nearby.
“The [Russian soldiers] told me that she had been raped and that her throat had either been cut or stabbed and she was bleeding to death. They said there was a lot of blood, ”a neighbor named Oksana told the store.
Police found the woman’s buried body without clothing, and with a deep incision over her neck, the BBC reported.
In another case, Andrii Nebytov, chief of police in the Kyiv region, told the BBC that Russian troops entered the home of a family of three – a couple in their 30s and their young child – in a village about 30 miles west of the capital. . .
“The man was trying to protect his wife and child. So they shot him in the yard,” Nebytov said.
‘Then two soldiers repeatedly raped the wife. They would go and then come back. They returned three times to rape her. They threatened that if she resisted, they would harm her little boy. To protect her child, she did not resist, “he added.
The soldiers then burned the house down and killed the family’s dogs before fleeing, the police chief said.
Another woman, an 83-year-old retired schoolteacher, also described being raped in her village last month.
“He grabbed me by the neck. I started to choke, I could not breathe,” the woman, identified only as Vera, told CBS News.
“I said to the person who raped me, ‘I’m old enough to be your mother. Would you let that happen to your mother?’ He made me shut up, ”she said, adding that she was also beaten while her disabled husband was in the house.
“When he was done, he grabbed a bottle of vodka. I asked if I could put my clothes back on. He barked, ‘No!’, ”She told the network.
“He should have shot me. I wish he had killed me instead of what he did,” Vera said. “Everything hurts. I’m in a state where I’m neither dead nor alive. Before I felt joy over spring, now I feel nothing. I have nothing.”
Vera added that she believed her assailant was from Ukraine’s Far East, a region controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s ombudsman for human rights, said reported sexual assaults are being documented, in part through information gathered on the Telegram messaging app.
“About 25 girls and women aged 14 to 24 were systematically raped during the occupation in the basement of a house in Bucha. Nine of them are pregnant,” she told the BBC.
Denisova said calls from victims and people close to them have poured in to support guides.
“A 25-year-old woman called to tell us that her 16-year-old sister was raped on the street in front of her,” Denisova said. “She said they were screaming, ‘This is going to happen to any Nazi prostitute,’ when they raped her sister.”
“Russian soldiers told them they would rape them to the point where they would not have sexual contact with any man, to prevent them from having Ukrainian children,” Denisova said.
The ombudsman said Ukraine wants a special UN tribunal set up to prosecute Russian strongman Vladimir Putin personally for alleged war crimes, including ordering the mass rape of his forces.