Over 3,000 Russian soldiers already asked to surrender, says Ukraine’s defense ministry

20 October 2022, 06:43 PM
Captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine (Photo:Cargo 200 via Telegram)

Captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine (Photo:Cargo 200 via Telegram)

More than 3,000 Russian servicemen have already appealed to the “I Want to Live” project, Ukraine’s 24/7 surrender hotline for invaders and their relatives, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reported on the Telegram messenger on Oct. 20.

At the same time, project spokesman Vitaliy Matvienko said that for security reasons, he could not disclose the number of those who had already voluntarily surrendered.

However, he said that the project has fully justified itself since there has been an obvious result and the Russian military is actively surrendering.

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Matvienko added that information about the project is quickly spreading throughout Russia and producing positive results.

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on Oct. 20 that Russia had mobilized about 200,000 people for the war against Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russia blocked the “I Want to Live” project’s website on its territory on Oct. 18.

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