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Ukraine launches website for Russians to find killed soldiers

Firefighters are working on a high-rise building that was hit by a recent shelling in Kiev on February 26, 2022.

  • A website has been launched to help the Russians find family members who may have been killed during the invasion of Ukraine.
  • The site contains images of the bodies of Russian soldiers.
  • Russia’s Defense Ministry has so far not provided any details on any military losses in Ukraine.

Ukrainian authorities on Sunday launched a website to help Russian families track down soldiers who have been killed or taken prisoner in the fighting in Moscow’s invasion of the pro-Western country.

The site – 200rf.com – contains images of documents and the bodies of Russian soldiers who Ukraine said had been killed since President Vladimir Putin launched the attack.

It also has videos of soldiers Ukraine says it has captured.

“I speak to you in Russian because this site was created for you,” said Viktor Andrusiv, an adviser to the Interior Minister, in a video posted on the site.

“I know many Russians are worried about how and where their children, sons, husbands are and what is happening to them – so we decided to put this online so that you can each search for your loved one that Putin sent. to fight in Ukraine. “

Andrusiv said that over the past three days, Ukrainian forces had captured nearly 200 Russian soldiers and more than 3,000 Russian troops had died.

“We have documents, photos and videos of all these people,” Andrusiv said.

The name of the site refers to the well-known term Gruz-200 (Cargo-200), used by the Soviet military for corpses flown back from the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has so far not provided any details on any military losses in Ukraine since launching a multi-pronged attack, which Putin called a “special operation” to protect two separatist regions.

The head of the North Caucasus region in Dagestan, Sergei Melikov, on Saturday became the first official to report the death of a Russian soldier in Ukraine.

He posted a tribute on his official Instagram page, where he paid tribute to an officer he said had been killed during the “special operation to defend the Donbas”.

The Kremlin has launched a major propaganda campaign to control the coverage of the war in Ukraine and has ordered the media to use only Russia’s official versions of events.

Moscow has long been accused of covering up losses suffered by its forces as they supported pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and fought in Syria.

Lev Shlosberg, a prominent liberal politician, has suggested that Russia’s military use mobile crematoria to destroy evidence of those killed in Ukraine.

“There is no war. No one died. No graves. People just do not want to be anymore. Forever,” he wrote on his blog.

Ukraine launches website for Russians to find killed soldiers

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