Families of Russian pilots, who fire missiles on Ukraine, receive threats
The Russian military pilots' wives from Engels talk about the threats they and their families receive because of their role in air attacks on peaceful Ukrainian cities
This is reported by the Russian opposition Telegram channel Sota.
A resident of Engels, who called herself a representative of the "wives of Engels pilots," said that over the past few weeks, unknown people have been terrorizing the families of local military personnel. The city is home to the Engels-2 military airfield, from where flights to Ukraine regularly take place. The woman told journalists that they receive threatening calls at night, and the walls of their houses are scrawled with threatening inscriptions.
"We are afraid to go out and fear for our children. We don't feel safe in our country, in our city, in our homes. What are we, women, especially those who no longer live with the military, to whom these messages were addressed, to blame? How did the authorities allow our addresses and phone numbers to become known to these people, and why do they continue to torment us with impunity? What have we done to deserve such threats? By raising our children and silently waiting for our husbands to return from the air, hoping that he will return alive today?" the letter says.
The worried woman also sent an audio recording of a call to one of the military pilots who took part in the attacks on Ukrainian cities (the man himself admitted this in the conversation). The caller threatened the pilot that he knew his address and could kill him at any moment, but would not do so, only because he wanted him to wait for the trial and "spend eternity in the worst prison."
"If we lose [in the war – ed.], you will die quickly, if not, you will rot in prison," the person on the other end of the line said.
- On September 15, the Ukrainian guerrilla movement ATESH reported the liquidation of a group of Russian soldiers in the temporarily occupied Henichesk, Kherson region.
- On September 20, the Main Intelligence Directorate announced that unknown saboteurs had blown up two airplanes and a helicopter at the Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow.