Coming soon: Russia's 'Ghost Army' in Ukraine

I've spent the past few months working on a project that I look forward to sharing with you. We travelled around Russia gathering stories from families of soldiers who have been killed, wounded or remain missing in action in Ukraine. Moscow denies any direct involvement in that grinding conflict, which has killed more than 4,700 people since mid-April. But accounts we gathered from soldiers' relatives, human rights workers and government officials cast doubt on the Kremlin's narrative. This is the story of Russia's ghost soldiers, fighting and dying in a war that -- officially -- doesn't exist.

Stay tuned.

 The grave of Sergei, a 20-year-old paratrooper believed to have been killed in action in Ukraine.

The grave of Sergei, a 20-year-old paratrooper believed to have been killed in action in Ukraine.

 Sergei's mother keeps this small shrine in her living room, dedicated to her fallen youngest son.

Sergei's mother keeps this small shrine in her living room, dedicated to her fallen youngest son.

 "The hardest thing is the silence," says Sergei's mother. "I want to shout at the whole country so they know who my son was and where died."

"The hardest thing is the silence," says Sergei's mother. "I want to shout at the whole country so they know who my son was and where died."