The Ukrainian Terodefense participant Maxim Minchenko, who surrendered, spoke about the benevolent attitude of the Akhmat fighters.
“They gave smoked fish, salads, what they themselves eat. Vodichka, sweets, Snickers,” he told Izvestia correspondent Alexei Poltoranin.
Minchenko surrendered voluntarily along with a number of colleagues.
“We all speak Russian, but we read and wrote at school only in Ukrainian”
LPR troops took Svetlodarsk, which is now quiet, rubles and children dreaming of a trip to Moscow
On the eve of the Ministry of Defense published a recording of the interrogation of captured soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU). The servicemen said that the Ukrainian troops have barrage detachments (detachments), the main purpose of which is to prevent the flight and retreat of troops. There is a version that those who disagree are shot.
On the same day, the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Chernov, who surrendered, said that many in the ranks of Ukrainian soldiers do not support Nazi ideas.
In addition, on May 24, it became known that the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were refusing to carry out a combat mission. They recorded an appeal to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian troops Valery Zaluzhny, in which they said that they did not have a single combat commander and no equipment. They stressed that in this way they are sent “to certain death.” On the same day, Strana.ua reported that these servicemen were sent to pre-trial detention center No. 6 in Bakhmut for desertion.
Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the Donbass on February 24. The operation began against the backdrop of the situation in the Donbass that worsened in mid-February. The authorities of the DPR and LPR reported increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a corresponding decree.