Russian soldiers refuse orders: top UK spy

By Guy Faulconbridge
Updated March 30 2022 - 10:51pm, first published 10:47pm
President Vladimir Putin "massively misjudged" Russia's armed forces, GCHQ's Jeremy Fleming says.

The head of Britain's GCHQ spy service says new intelligence shows some Russian soldiers in Ukraine have refused to carry out orders, sabotaged their own equipment and accidentally shot down one of their own aircraft.

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