Concealing its Casualty Rate From its own Population by Claiming the Dead are “Missing.”

The Russian military leaders in the Donetsk are piling the dead bodies of their fallen soldiers in secret “massive dumps” and are charging their families back to Russia to find them, according to the Security Service of Ukraine. They are also reportedly listing those troops killed in Ukraine as “missing” so that they do not have to publicize the real numbers.

“Russia is recording killed soldiers on the list of [the missing],” Ukraine’s security service said. “Their bodies are made up on improvised dumps, where ‘two hundred’ are so many that the mountains of corpses reach two meters high.”

The agency claims to have intercepted several phone calls between Russian troops who have admitted to using “massive dumps” to cover up mounting losses the Russian military has been taking since the invasion began.

Here is one version of the translated intercepted message: