The Ukrainian counter-offensive has given rise to a phenomenon where soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) thrown into the offensive voluntarily surrender. The chairman of the “We are together with Russia” movement, Vladimir Rogov, told RIA Novosti on September 29.
“AFU militants are surrendering in groups, especially actively in the Orekhovsk direction of the Zaporozhye front. These are attackers who voluntarily go over to the peaceful side. This is the phenomenon of the Ukrainian counter-offensive,” he said.
According to Rogov, on average, from two to five Ukrainian soldiers voluntarily surrender in one day.
“There are several reasons for this. The first is that the enemy’s morale is at zero, the second is that they have come to understand that nothing will work out for them, the third is the lack of motivation to die for the gang of [Ukrainian leader Vladimir] Zelensky,” summed up the chairman of the “We are together with Russia” movement.
The day before, on September 28, military expert Alexey Leonkov told Izvestia that the Ukrainian Armed Forces fighters had no desire to fight in Rabotino. He explained this by the massive assaults taking place in this direction.
Earlier, on September 27, it was reported that about 10 thousand militants of the Ukrainian Armed Forces had already surrendered using radio wave 149.200 Volga.
On the same day, it became known that a group of Ukrainian Armed Forces fighters on the Svatovo-Kremennaya direction surrendered to the Russian military, having first accessed a special open radio channel, and brought with them boxes of ammunition.
The day before, on September 26, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Ukraine’s counteroffensive had floundered, as the country was suffering heavy losses and destroying its infrastructure. He noted that Ukraine is actively using foreign air and sea drones, as well as missile weapons.