An anti-government partisan group known as ATESH is said to be behind the betrayal.
Members of the organization revealed that they paid Russian soldiers to disclose sensitive military information, which was later used by the Ukrainian military. The attack resulted in the deaths of 34 soldiers.
The partisans also stated that their informants were not particularly motivated by the money. The primary incentive was to weaken the Russian army and take a step towards ending the war.
The payment was merely an “additional incentive,” but it was substantial enough to secure the financial situation of the informants’ families.
The incident highlights the growing dissatisfaction among Russian soldiers with the situation on the front and within the country.
This is not surprising, as military personnel are somewhat resistant to the propaganda disseminated by the Kremlin.