Russian prisoner tells how Russia 'encourages' him to go to war

Russian prisoner tells how Russia 'encourages' him to go to war

The captured invader told about how Russian military enlistment offices "encourage" people to go to war with threats and about the low level of training of military instructors in Russia.

Colonel General Oleksandr Syrsky, Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, posted a video of the interrogation of the Russian military on Telegram, Ukrinform reported.

Thus, the prisoner is a 32-year-old native of Kalmykia, a private of the 1008th regiment. He previously served his sentence in a penal colony. After his release, he was under supervision and had to report to the federal penitentiary system, where there were military enlistment officers.

The military enlistment office threatened the man: either he would serve or go to prison because they would plant drugs on him. According to the prisoner, this is a common phenomenon in Russia.

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The capturer signed the contract on July 13. He was promised that his criminal record would be expunged and he would be paid 200 thousand rubles, but he was paid only 37.5 thousand.

The soldier did not attend classes at the training ground and went home without permission. He was promised to be promoted to officer because he had a university degree.

There was no water at the prisoner's position, so they were looking for food in the remains of dry rations. They were tasked with performing diversionary maneuvers and drawing fire on themselves.

During the assault, the prisoner's group was attacked with grenades. He sustained concussion and wounds and was abandoned by his retreating comrades.

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The man almost bled to death. He was captured by Ukrainian defenders, where his life was saved.

As reported, according to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, about 20% of Russian prisoners surrender voluntarily.

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