Zelensky made a tempting offer to forcibly mobilized Russians

Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the OPU, added that those who surrender will not be extradited to Russia if they themselves do not want it.

Podolyak voiced a tempting offer for the forcibly mobilized Russians / photo president.gov.ua
Podolyak voiced a tempting offer for the forcibly mobilized Russians / photo president.gov.ua

Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, called on forcibly mobilized Russians to surrender.

He wrote about this on his Twitter page.

“Citizens of Russia, who do not want to die ingloriously in a foreign country, were forcibly mobilized! Surrender as soon as possible. Ukraine guarantees you the preservation of life and decent treatment,” Podolyak said.

The adviser to the head of the OP added that, according to the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, those who surrender will not be extradited to Russia if they themselves do not want it.

Mobilization in the Russian Federation – what is known

On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the mobilization of Russian military personnel in the reserve. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that they plan to mobilize about 300,000 people.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine predicts that during the first wave of mobilization in Russia, about 40-50 thousand reservists may be called up , since there simply will not be enough equipment for more.

British intelligence believes that Russia will have to solve logistical and administrative problems in order to raise 300,000 troops, who are unlikely to become combat-ready within months. Experts point out that even this limited mobilization will be very unpopular with part of the Russian population, and Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking significant political risks in the hope of building up the necessary combat power. It is also noted that this step is actually a recognition that Russia has exhausted the supply of volunteers who are ready to fight in Ukraine.

The publication Novaya Gazeta. Europe, citing a source in Putin’s administration, said that the secret clause of the decree on mobilization allows the Russian Defense Ministry to mobilize 1 million people.

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. I’m positive that if the ruskies knew that their treatment as POWs of the UA forces would be much better than the treatment they get from their own army, most, if not all, would surrender.

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      • Its a sticky situation though because this ad hoc, half-baked mobilization is for former military and reservists much of whom could have already participated in killing Ukrainians in the Donbas. But I think the SBU would sort that out and those that don’t want to fight could lay down arms at the start. I’ve said Putler would be lucky to get 10% of what he is imagining.

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        • There were very few ruskies fighting there, Red. I was once in Mariupol and Shyrokyne and spoke with Azov, and I specifically asked if Russians were there. The answer was that only the higher leaders are ruskies, the rest are Ukrainian turncoats. If this was true for the entire duration of the Donbas faze of the war and occupied region, then there are not many ruskies who gathered combat experience there. And, I believe that most of them have already been burnt up since February.

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