Putin will not be able to take over Ukraine, no matter how many troops he sends – Russian prisoner of war
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not succeed in seizing Ukraine, no matter how many troops he sends, Alexei Zheleznyak, a soldier of the 34th separate motorized rifle brigade stationed in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia, who surrendered, has said.
"Putin, without declaring war, is bombing residents, hospitals, cities of Ukraine. People of Russia, don't look at the zombies. The Ukrainian people are a brave people. They will stop this [Russian] equipment even without weapons. They are united. No matter how much Putin sends his troops here, he will not capture this territory... Our commander-in-chief is a liar and a deceiver of all our people. He deceived not only us, but the whole of Russia. He simply made fascists out of us," Zheleznyak said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
Another captured soldier Mustafaev Mugsad (34th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Federation) asks fellow citizens to look for truthful information about what is happening in Ukraine.
"How people are sitting in basements for days, how they die. I wouldn't say if I didn't see it myself... People will remember our aggression for centuries... People, military men of Russia, finally take off your rose-colored glasses and see what is happening in Ukraine," he said, apologizing for the fact that "the troops of the Russian Federation brought grief and destruction, in one day crossing out the peaceful life of the Ukrainian people."
According to Igor Rudenko, signalman of the 126th separate coastal defense brigade of the Russian Federation, his "decision to surrender was the right decision."
"I surrendered, remained alive and this is the right decision... I know that the Russian troops have already lost, because the Ukrainian military will simply destroy them. Despite how many of them there will be ... About 15,000 of them have already died... If you [military of the Russian Federation] have the honor remains, do not repeat my mistakes. Take the troops away, because Putin does not need us. He does not even take the corpses. They are thrown into mass graves. It's hard to see," Rudenko said.
He also added that he is an ethnic Ukrainian, a native of Dnipropetrovsk region. "I'm on my knees asking for forgiveness from the people of Ukraine for having betrayed my people," the prisoner of war said, adding that he would not lay down his hands and would bring the truth to the world, because he was aware of the criminal order of his command to fire salvo fire on residential buildings in Kherson areas.
Among other things, Rudenko said that preparations for the invasion of Ukraine had been carried out in his unit since January 2022.
In turn, the commander of the automobile department of the 126th separate coastal defense brigade of the Russian Federation, Alexander Fomenko, appealed to his fellow citizens to take them out into the streets and protest against the actions of the Russian authorities in Ukraine.
"I ask you to take to the streets. Do not be afraid of our government. They will not trample on the crowd. Yes, they will detain 10,00-20,000 people, but there are more of you. You can go out and stop this chaos. Peaceful people suffer here, children" the prisoner of war said.