In an intercepted call published by Ukraine's Military Intelligence (HUR) on Thursday, residents of Belgorod, Russia express fear and uncertainty about what to do and where to go as fighting between pro-Ukrainian Russian fighters and Russian forces reportedly continued in the border region.

In one recording, a woman tells someone seeming to be her husband, “There is a house-to-house poll about evacuation. We did not open (the door). They are asking who is evacuating and where.”

The woman says that a friend, Zhenka, living nearby, received an offer to evacuate to neighboring Voronezh, west of Belgorod.

“That's what they offer. But there are no offers anywhere else,” the woman tells the man. “We are doing nothing, just panicking and waiting for something I can't even tell for what exactly.”


Meanwhile, another intercepted call, published by RBC-Ukraine, suggests local authorities are blocking evacuations.

“Korochansky (a district in Russia's Belgorod region) was shelled and taxi drivers were shot at, I don't know how our people will get there,” a woman says. “The rail line has already been unhooked. That's it. No one is allowed to go there or back. I don't know, it's a f*****g mess.”

A Kyiv Post source in the Ukrainian security services (HUR) said Thursday, March 14, that Belgorod authorities are blocking Russian civilians’ evacuation to keep people present in the region for the March 15-17 election.

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Starting Tuesday, anti-Kremlin Russian volunteer-fighters groups – the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK), Freedom of Russian Legion (LSR) and the Siberia Battalion – began battling the Russian army, in a rebellion meant to coincide with Putin’s “sham elections.”

On Thursday, March 14, the leader of the Russian Volunteer Corps, Denis Nikitin, called on locals to evacuate.

“Immediately leave Kursk, Belgorod region, all large settlements. We will open fire on military targets on this territory within 1.5 hours after this appeal,” he said in a video message posted on Telegram.


The “election,” according to the Russian volunteer-fighters in Belgorod, is only a show election intended to rubber-stamp Russian President Vladimir Putin’s continued rule.

Kyiv Post regularly reposts some of the most revealing and shocking intercepted conversations.

You can read some of them in the links below:

'Half a Battalion Escaped to The Forest' – Russian Soldier Blamed for Mass Refusal to Fight

‘The Assault Failed, Everyone Was Killed’ – Russian Soldier Reveals Horrific Losses, Possibly at Avdiivka

'150,000 Men Will Be Thrown In’ – Russian Soldier Reveals Fears of ‘Huge’ Ukrainian Crimea Liberation Force

'We Lost 600 Men’ – Russian Reveals Horrific Losses and Behavior On Frontlines

‘All Our Guys Were Slaughtered’ – Intercepted Phone Calls Suggest Huge Russian Losses

‘He Started Shooting Us!’ – Intercepted Phone Call Reveals Russian Friendly Fire Incident

‘We’ll Tear You Apart’ – Ukrainian Soldiers Are Trolling Russian Commanders on Telegram

‘War Until 2026’ - Russian Soldier Claims He’s Been Told To Expect 3 More Years of Fighting


‘Trucks Full of Corpses’ – Intercepted Phone Call Suggests Massive Wagner Losses

‘All Our Boys Are Rotting’– Intercepted Phone Call Suggests Heavy Russian Casualities Near Antonivsky Bridge

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