4,300 Russian soldiers call surrender hotline
Russian servicemen, who are interested in or have already decided to surrender, apply to the project (Photo:REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
More than 4,300 Russian troops have made use of the hotline setup by the I Want to Live project, looking for ways to safely surrender to Ukrainian forces, the project spokesman Vitaliy Matvienko told Ukrainian TV channel FREEDOM on Dec. 15.
“Regarding the number of applications – since the inception of the project ‘I want to live’ – this number is 4,300,” said Matvienko.
Matvienko clarified that the project is mostly contacted by the Russian military personnel or those mobilized men, who are interested in or have already decided to surrender.
He said that the project is doing all the necessary work to ensure the surrender procedures can be carried out as safely as possible.
According to Ukraine’s General Staff, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost about 96,590 troops.
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