More Russians willing to surrender amid prospects of Ukrainian counteroffensive
Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate confirms that the number of Russian soldiers willing to surrender to save their lives is growing amid expectations of the Ukrainian army's counteroffensive
The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense reported that in March, more than 3,000 appeals from Russians willing to surrender were recorded as part of the ‘I Want to Live’ state project.
This is reportedly twice as many as in previous months.
In addition, Russian forces are actively surrendering on the battlefield.
“The Ukrainian counteroffensive on the ground has not yet begun, but its effect is already visible. The choice of a Russian soldier during the war is quite simple: either death or captivity. However, a series of sudden, unexpected, lightning-fast events can change everything,” the intelligence explained.
Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate reminded about regular varied meals in the camps for Russian prisoners of war and other benefits of the Geneva Conventions.
On March 24, Ukraine handed over five seriously wounded prisoners to Russia.