About 170 Russian soldiers surrender per day – Ukraine’s military intelligence
The number of appeals to the I want to live program has doubled, now more than 170 Russian servicemen want to surrender per day
This was reported by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
"Every day we record the arrival of dozens of Russians in Ukrainian captivity. Among them are both those who were captured as a result of hostilities and those who surrender voluntarily," noted Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
The intelligence officer reminded that the increase in the exchange fund contributes to the liberation of Ukrainian captured servicemen.
According to Yusov, the state program for surrender called I want to live receives much more applications than before. Before that, 70-100 applications were received per day, but now this figure has increased by one and a half to two times and amounts to 170 or more.
"1,000 applications are currently in the process of being implemented, and more than 200 are successful cases of withdrawal of Russian servicemen behind the front line. This is only under the I Want to Live program,” added Yusov.
The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine also said that the Russian military is increasingly willing to defect to Ukraine after pilot Maksim Kuzminov escaped in a Mi-8 helicopter. The number of Russian deserters increased by 70%.
On September 1, Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, said that Ukraine has problems with the exchange fund, and Russia does not want to take back its prisoners of war.