Steph Deschamps / October 7, 2022
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiï Reznikov assured on Friday that “life and safety” would be guaranteed to Russian soldiers who want to surrender.
Ukraine guarantees “life and safety” to Russian soldiers who will surrender, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said Friday as Kiev forces advance in the south and east of the country.
“We guarantee life, safety and justice to all those who will give up fighting immediately,” the minister said in Russian in a video address to the Moscow military also promising a “court for those who gave criminal orders.”
“You can still save Russia from tragedy and the Russian army from humiliation” or “remain in memory as thieves, rapists and murderers”, he added.
By sending its army to invade Ukraine, the Kremlin “deceived and betrayed you,” Reznikov accused again.
“Moscow does not like the truth. It is easier for them to claim that you died as heroes fighting Nato troops. Nato countries provide us with weapons, it is true. But it is the Ukrainian military who are fighting you with these weapons,” he said.
“Ukrainians do not need Russian land, ours is enough for us. And we will take back all of them,” he insisted.
Since September, the Ukrainian army has carried out a lightning counter-offensive on Russian-occupied territories, taking back thousands of square kilometers in the east and south of the country