The Ukrainian secret service repeatedly publishes wiretapped calls by Russian soldiers. The talks between the occupiers and their relatives reveal massive supply problems. Some are "fed up with dry rations", others "nothing to eat". What connects them is the hunger for meat.
Russian soldiers are apparently still struggling with supply problems in Ukraine. In some cases, dog meat is said to have been eaten. This emerges, among other things, from an intercepted chat between a Russian soldier and an acquaintance, which the country's security service, SBU, published on Telegram.
In it, the acquaintance, who apparently stayed in Russia, asks the soldier how he is doing and gets a curse in response. The Russians are being "fucked" by the Ukrainian army, the soldier complains, adding: "We have nothing to eat, we eat dogs." The friend then replies that only "victories" are shown on television.
The soldier, who says he is in the occupied Kherson region, explains that the products "simply cannot be delivered". A few days later, the man writes in the chat that he and his comrades "ate a Yorkshire terrier today". He then asked his friend to lend him money for food, "at least 5,000 rubles" (about 75 euros), and was turned down. The friend writes to him that he is broke after a vacation and the renovation of the apartment.
It is not the first time that the Ukrainian security service has released an intercepted conversation about Russian soldiers eating dog meat. In a telephone call published in early April, a soldier was apparently asked by his father whether he was eating well. "Quite normal," replies the man, explaining that he ate an alabai a few days ago. Alabai, also known as the Central Asian Ovcharka, is a breed of dog that is relatively unknown in Germany and comes from Central Asia.
The father then asks, surprised, whether the soldiers have anything else to eat. The man replies, "Yes, we have dry rations, but we're fed up with them." They just wanted meat. In the same recording, the man cheerfully tells a woman that three of his comrades raped a 16-year-old girl.
The security service in Ukraine repeatedly publishes recordings of intercepted telephone calls made by the Russian occupying forces. Since the beginning of the invasion, reports of communication problems among the Russians have increased. Apparently, they don't even have enough digital military radios and are often dependent on cell phones.