Russian soldier has life savings wiped after losing phone fighting in Ukraine

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter

A Russian soldier has had his life savings wiped after losing his phone whilst fighting in Ukraine.

Denis, a contract fighter from the Krasnodar region, was injured and transferred back to his homeland where he is currently being treated at a hospital in the Samara Oblast.

Someone who found the phone in Ukraine managed to access his banking app and transfer 2.6million rubles (£26,171) from his account with Promsvyaz bank.

The Express reports that Denis' wife is fuming and has reported the incident to Police in Russia, demanding an investigation.

Reacting to the news on social media, most people had very little sympathy for the out-of-pocket soldier.

One said: "I don't feel sorry for the guy but it's too bad it wasn't Putin's personal bank account that wasn't drained."

Another said: "He's lucky he only lost his life savings when so many Ukrainians are losing so much more."

"I want to feel bad but then I think of the potting, rape and murders and, well, I got nothing," wrote a third.

A fourth said: "Payment for the loot he grabbed from civilians."

Vladimir Putin's troops have been accused of a number of crimes in Ukraine including looting, rape and murder.

Hundreds of civilians were found dead, either left on the street or stuffed into makeshift mass graves, when Ukrainian forces entered regions formerly occupied by Russia near Kyiv.

Ukrainian and international investigators are currently gathering evidence to back up allegations of Russian war crimes.

On Thursday, new satellite images appeared to have identified the site of another mass grave in a village outside Mariupol in southern Ukraine.

Officials fear the burial site may contain as many as 9,000 bodies.

Mariupol City Council said in a statement on its Telegram channel that the mass grave was 20 times larger than one discovered this month in Bucha.

The City Council said the bodies may have been buried in layers, adding that the Russians dug trenches and filled them with corpses every day throughout April.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.

  • Russia Ukraine war
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Money

Source: Read Full Article