The Insider has in its possession an archive of complaints to the military prosecutor's office of Russia, which, according to the publication, reflects the real situation during the war in Ukraine - from the complaints of Russian citizens one can learn about the looting and atrocities of Russian soldiers, reports UNN.
Thus, The Insider and Bellingcat managed to independently confirm the authenticity of letters from this archive. The publication included examples of appeals from which it is clear that "conscripts are deceived or forced to be thrown into the war zone, soldiers are not provided with normal food and medical care, contract soldiers deliberately violate all norms and rules of the regulations to be suspended from service, and parents cannot get any information about their captured or killed children. The same complaints of Russian citizens tell us about looting and atrocities by Russian soldiers," the newspaper notes.
Complaints to the Russian military prosecutor's office are mostly sent by relatives of military personnel or the military themselves, but since the start of the war, as indicated, a wave of appeals has also come from Russians whose relatives have suffered violence and looting in the occupied territories, including those that have been captured by Russia since 2014.
"They are hiding behind our backs, have they come to defend us or loot and kill us? I repeat, my parents lived for 8 years, in the territory of the "dnr", they have not seen such atrocities... are they Zaaschastnikov?", - is written in one of the published statements.
In another letter, the author complains that in the village of Baranikivka in Luhansk region, which has also been occupied since 2014, a gang of looters, who introduced themselves as "LNR" officers and soldiers, entered the village after March 8 and brazenly robbed the school, kindergarten, pharmacy, three stores, farmers and, having broken open the locks, occupied two houses.
It is noted that a lot of appeals to the prosecutor's office are related to the search for relatives of the military who disappeared during the hostilities in Ukraine. In many cases, the military leadership shows cynical indifference with regard to missing or dead soldiers, but sometimes relatives show just as much cynicism.
One of the published statements describes how the parents decided not to search for their son, who had probably been captured, because they had already received funeral money for him.
It is also reported that those conscripts who did not fall for the ruse and did not agree to sign the contact were forced to do so by force and threats.
It is noted that dozens of conscript officers from various regions and military units (including those of strategic importance) wrote complaints like a copy (evidently, on the advice of the same lawyers) in which they reported that they had long been violating all conditions of the contract, had not presented themselves for service, had been reprimanded, had publicly posted data about themselves and their place of service in social networks, but they had not been dismissed.
In addition, many complaints to the prosecutor's office of the Russian Federation are related to the fact that Russian soldiers sent to war are abandoned there without any security or medical care, the newspaper writes.
"Hello, I would like to report about the military hospital in Belgorod. At the moment my husband is there since 23.04.2022 (Concussion). At the time of treatment no proper treatment, examination was carried out. They don't want to treat him. They say 'there are a lot of people like you, and it's just a psychological trauma, your arms and legs are intact, you can continue fighting,'" one of the statements reads.
Russian citizens, as indicated, also write appeals to the prosecutor's office of the Russian Federation about the fact that the bodies of the dead have not been removed from Ukraine, and families try in vain to find out how to pick them up and bury them.