MOSCOW, May 2 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian prisoners of war said they were surprised by the correct attitude of the Russian military towards them, because on TV they were “told a completely different story.”
“I’m surprised that (the Russian military) treated us correctly … Because they told us on TV … it was completely different. But they talked to us like a human being, who needed it – they provided first aid,” said one of the prisoners of war. Video recordings of the testimony are at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
In early April, the Russian Ministry of Defense told reporters that it had provided housing and medical funds in Crimea to accommodate the Ukrainian military who laid down their arms and ensured the provision of comprehensive medical care to wounded Ukrainians.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
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Surrendered Ukrainian soldier told how they were abandoned by the command
Translation by RJ983
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