VLADIMIR PUTIN is facing a mutiny as scores of Russian troops defect to fight alongside the Ukrainian armed forces.
Russians infuriated by Putin’s barbarity and corruption have decided to fight against the Russian invasion. Defectors include captured prisoners of war, civilians and a senior official in one of Moscow’s central financial institutions. Igor Volobuev, the former vice-president of Gazprombank, said: “Guys from Russia – if you hate Putin’s regime and want Russia to become a free, democratic country, join us.” Similarly, Russian defector Volodymyr Grotskov, 48, described the Kremlin is a destructive “cancer” threatening the world’s peace and security. “It might sound pretentious but I’m fighting for freedom and democracy,” he insisted.