More evidence that Russian soldiers do not want to fight in Ukraine is surfacing on social media. Ukraine’s Intelligence Agency has intercepted another conversation between a Russian soldier and his friend, where they discuss the soldier’s attempt to fake a marriage to go back home to Russia – which did not work since the soldier is believed to be in Ukraine now.

“The Russian occupiers are trying to make sham marriages to escape the war,” the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) wrote on Facebook, translated into English. “This is evidenced by telephone conversations of Russian invaders, which were intercepted by the SBU.”

While there is a number of credible reports of low morale within the Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, we highly suggest that our readers take this article with a grain of salt as all intercepted communication from the Russian forces cannot be verified.

The wiretapped conversation featured a supposed Russian soldier and his friend. The two were discussing how many have made unsuccessful attempts to be sent back home.

“No options at all: either you get wounded, killed, or there’s an official order to withdraw,” the supposed Russian soldier said.

In the conversation, the soldier shared how he tried to arrange a fake marriage to escape the fighting. “I’ve already told a female friend: ‘Can you go to the registry office and file for a marriage?'” the man said. “Anyway, I was told: ‘No way. This is not an option’.”

As the war in Ukraine surpasses its 100th day, Russian troops are getting more frustrated as the fighting sees no immediate end. SOFREP has extensively followed the trail of evidence that points directly to supply, leadership, and moral problems so severe that a considerable number of Russian troops have little interest in fighting in Ukraine, going back to the beginning of the conflict when captured Russian troops stated they had they were told they were invading Ukraine as they crossed the border.

“This won’t end anytime soon. What the hell do I need this for? At 20 years old… I’m not at all interested in Ukraine. I need to come back and resign,” a supposedly frustrated Russian soldier said in another intercepted conversation.