Ukrainian Government Creates Scheme for Russian Soldiers to Surrender

Paragraph: The Ukrainian government has created a scheme for Russian soldiers to surrender, which has received 3,500 contacts from invading personnel.

Paragraph: The scheme has seen an increase in contacts since Russian President Vladimir Putin mobilised hundreds of thousands of Russian men. Call handlers receive calls in the evening when troops have more spare time.

Paragraph: It is thought that Moscow has now blocked the phone numbers from being reached inside Russia. Calls from either a UK or Russian Sim card are greeted with an error message. The Kremlin is carrying out more prisoner of war exchanges as it tries to soothe critics from inside Russia.

By Evey Lovelace

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