A Russian soldier’s wife was recorded allowing her husband to rape Ukrainian women during the onslaught of Putin’s forces in the first phase of its invasion. The audio clip came from an intercepted phone call released by the Ukrainian security services. The Russian soldier was later discovered to be Roman Bykovsky, revealed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He previously served in the National Guards troops, Dzerzhinsky Division. He now serves under the 108th Air Assault Regiment, based in Novorossiysk.

The 30-second clip was intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) earlier this month somewhere in the Kherson region of Ukraine. It was released to the media through Telegram on April 12 with the title “SECURITY SERVICE INTERCEPT: Wives of Russian invaders allow their men to rape Ukrainian women.”

The woman in the call can be heard explicitly giving her husband the go-signal to sexually abuse women in Ukraine.

“You go there, rape Ukrainian women, and don’t tell me anything. Understood?” said the woman in the recording. The soldier then goes on to ask the woman for confirmation of her approval, to which the woman confirms.

“Yes, I allow. Just use contraception!” the woman replied while laughing.

“This shocking interception by the SSU reflects the moral values ​​not only of the occupiers but also of their relatives, 80% of whom now support the war in Ukraine,” the agency wrote in the recording’s description.

The release of the recording came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russian forces of committing “hundreds of cases of rape” during a speech addressed to Lithuanian lawmakers.