Russian citizens who have surrendered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be returned to Russia only if they themselves want it. Wrote about it in Twitter Mikhail Podolyak, Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office.
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Podolyak wrote (in Russian) an appeal to forcibly mobilized Russian citizens who do not want to “die ingloriously in a foreign country” to surrender at the first opportunity.
“Ukraine guarantees you the preservation of life and decent treatment. According to the Geneva Convention, you will not be extradited to the Russian Federation if you yourself do not want it,” he wrote.
Earlier, in an interview with Radio NV, Podolyak said that the citizens of Ukraine, who are forcibly mobilized in the temporarily occupied territories, are not in danger after voluntary surrender.
“Let them mobilize and all go over to the side of Ukraine. This is normal. Together with the commanders, let them go over,” Podolyak said.
He said that the prisoners would be tested on a polygraph to find out how sincerely they did not want to fight. “That’s all. There will be no legal consequences for them,” Podolyak said.
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