A million Russians call the Surrender hotline as the death toll nears 100,000: Intel

A new report claims that more than a million residents of the Russian Federation have called a Ukrainian surrender hotline or visited its website as Russia’s invasion losses near a somber milestone.

According to Ukraine’s Pravda news agency, during a recent telethon, government press secretary Andriy Yusov claimed that over 1.2 million people called a surrender hotline operated as part of the country’s “Hochu Zhit” project, which translates to : “I want to live, ” or went to the relevant website to inquire about their options. He further claimed that “the lion’s share of them are people residing on the territory of the so-called Russian Federation”. This influx of vocations comes as Russia’s deaths in Ukraine near 100,000.

“Currently, these are not intentions to capitulate, but requests to find a way for yourself and your loved ones to save their lives in this bloody, unjustified war of Putin’s occupiers against Ukraine,” Yusov said.

Russian soldiers surrender to Ukraine
Above is a photo of Russian soldiers at the start of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine. A Ukrainian official recently claimed that over 1.2 million Russians called a hotline to inquire about surrendering.
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The “Hochu Zhit” project was launched by the Ukrainian government on September 18 to help Russian military personnel surrender to them safely. It currently consists of a chatbot, which current or prospective soldiers can use to declare their desire not to fight Ukraine, and a telephone hotline, which they can then use to discuss the surrender process once in Ukraine.

“They save their lives, and fewer will be at the front,” said project spokesman Vitaliy Matvienko Kyiv Post Last month. “If they are sent to Ukraine, they contact our specialists again, and we identify their location and then plan a program for safe exit from this area. The special forces organize safe exit, and the person eventually reaches the territory controlled by Ukraine.”

When Matvienko spoke to him post OfficeAbout two months after launching the project, he claimed that around 3,500 complaints had been launched about the chatbot or hotline, indicating a significant spike in usage following Yusov’s comments. The spokesman did not specify how many soldiers had completed the surrender process.

Yusov further claimed during the telethon that over 100 people use the project’s resources every day. He also claimed that the results were “considerable,” though he also didn’t specify how many successful surrenders the project had facilitated.

“Results exist and they are remarkable; this applies to both individuals [soldiers] that result, but also entire divisions,” said Jussow. “There are not only private divisions, but also groups of officers. But the biggest activity we get is undoubtedly from the partially mobilized. These are the people who don’t understand what they are doing in the war against Ukraine and why they are here.”

news week contacted Ukrainian officials for confirmation of statistics related to the project. news week also turned to foreign policy experts for comment.

https://www.newsweek.com/million-russians-call-surrender-hotline-death-toll-nears-100k-intel-1767956 A million Russians call the Surrender hotline as the death toll nears 100,000: Intel

Rick Schindler

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