Entire divisions of Russian army are surrendering and over a million people have used Ukrainian website "I Want To Live"

Over 1,200,000 people, most of them within the Russian Federation, have used resources provided by the Ukrainian national project "Hochu zhit" ["I Want To Live"], which gives Russian soldiers an opportunity to surrender.

Source: Andrii Yusov, a spokesman for Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, on the 24-hour news broadcast

Quote: "More than 1,200,000 people have used information resources from the ‘I Want To Live’ project. The overwhelming majority of them are people who are in the territory of the so-called Russian Federation.

Currently these are not intents to surrender, but people finding out how they and their relatives can save their lives in this bloody and unjust war of Putin’s occupiers against Ukraine."

Details: Yusov reported that every day, more than 100 people make contact through the project’s hotline, chatbot and other means of communication.

"There are results, and they are considerable; this applies both to individual Ruscists [Ruscism is the ideology of Russian military expansionism - ed.] who surrender, and also to entire divisions. These are not only rank-and-file troops, but also officers. But the most active are undoubtedly the partially mobilised [soldiers]. These are people who have no idea what they are doing in the war against Ukraine or why they are here," Yusov said.

Details. The Ukrainian national project "I Want To Live" aims to help Russian soldiers to safely surrender to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

To receive information on how to surrender, Russian soldiers or their relatives should call the 24-hour hotline: +38 066 580 34 98; +38 093 119 29 84.

Background: On 4 October, Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence reported that over the past few weeks over 2,000 Russian soldiers had contacted them asking for an opportunity to surrender.

The "I Want To Live" website is blocked in Russia.

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