A Russian soldier has fled his country after criticising the invasion of Ukraine in a lengthy social media post.
Pavel Filatyev appears to be the first Russian soldier to have documented the war in Ukraine in such detail, providing a day-by-day description of how his paratrooper unit was sent to mainland Ukraine from Crimea.
Speaking to a Guardian journalist in Moscow just before he fled, he said: "I don't see justice in this war. I don't see truth here."
He continued: "I am not afraid to fight in war. But I need to feel justice, to understand that what I’m doing is right.
"And I believe that this is all failing not only because the government has stolen everything, but because we, Russians, don't feel that what we are doing is right."
With his unit, Mr Filatyev entered Kherson and captured the seaport before digging in under heavy artillery fire for more than a month near Mykolaiv.
He was eventually evacuated when he was wounded and developed a severe eye infection that nearly blinded him.
"We were sitting under artillery fire by Mykolaiv," he told The Guardian.
"At that point I already thought that we're just out here doing b******t, what the f*** do we need this war for? And I really had this thought: 'God, if I survive, then I'll do everything that I can to stop this.'"