On Tuesday morning, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted victory against Russian forces in Ukraine and gave Russian troops the opportunity to survive by surrendering.
“The enemy is confused,” he said, adding that he didn’t expect much in the way of opposition. Russia’s soldiers are aware of this, according to Zelensky These facts have been brought to their attention by their officials. They make their way away from the battlegrounds and dismantle their equipment.
Volodymyr Zelensky offers Russian forces a chance to live
Volodymyr Zelensky stated, “Today, Russian troops are, in fact, one of the suppliers of equipment to our army. They could not imagine such a thing in a nightmare,” according to MSN. He even urged Russian forces a chance to live by surrendering and going back to their own country.
Zelensky mentioned that Russia will not take anything from Ukraine. They already took the lives of many. But he knows that those Russian troops also want to survive.
He even said that if they surrender, they will be treated the way people should always be treated. “As people, decently. In a way, you were not treated in your army. And in a way, your army does not treat ours,” he added, as quoted in the report.
Foreign Legion joins Ukrainian military against Russian forces
President Zelensky issued a directive waiving visas for foreign nationals wanting to join the Ukrainian army, and the foreign ministry opened an application website. Some European leaders have embraced the call and urged individuals to participate, As reported by Aljazeera, at least two politicians, Juris Juras of Latvia and Irakli Okruashvili of Georgia, have personally traveled to Ukraine to aid the combat effort.
Meanwhile, Putin urged for foreigners to be permitted to join the Russian army in Ukraine on Friday, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claimed 16,000 volunteers are ready to do so.
As per the report, officials from Canada, the UK, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, and other countries have overtly or tacitly encouraged their nationals to join the Ukrainian army in its war against Russia.
However, in the UK and Canada, citizens cannot participate in military action against a country with which they are not at war. The Czech Republic has made it unlawful to join another state’s armed forces. Others, like Germany, have warned that any of their people who join the war effort in Ukraine will be prosecuted.