Russia Ukraine Conflict: Ukraine attempts to embarrass Moscow, invites Russian mums to collect captured sons

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Mar 03, 2022, 10:03 AM(IST)

A view shows damaged buildings following recent shelling, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in the settlement of Borodyanka in the Kyiv region, Ukraine March 2, 2022. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Ukraine's defence ministry said in a statement: "A decision has been made to hand over captured Russian troops to their mothers if they come to collect them in Ukraine, in Kyiv" 

The Ukraine crisis continues to escalate as the latest reports confirmed that Russia has captured the Ukrainian city of Kherson on Thursday (March 3). However, the Russian forces are facing stiffer-than-expected resistance. 

On Wednesday (March 2), Ukraine invited the mothers to come and collect their sons - Russian troops - who were captured while fighting on the battlefield in an apparent attempt to embarrass Moscow. 

Ukraine's defence ministry said in a statement: "A decision has been made to hand over captured Russian troops to their mothers if they come to collect them in Ukraine, in Kyiv." 

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Since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered "military operations" in Ukraine on February 24, Ukraine claimed that it has captured dozens of Russian servicemen. 

Apart from that, multiple videos and photos have been circulating on social media forums of disarmed young men in Russian military uniforms. 

Reports have also claimed that locals in Ukraine are providing tea, food and some other necessities to captured Russians. The civilians are also claimed to have let them call their mothers. 

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Previously, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk had asked the International Red Cross to help repatriate the dead bodies of Russian soldiers. 

"There are thousands of invaders' bodies. This is a humanitarian need. We ask for the bodies of the invaders to leave Ukrainian territory and go to Russia," she had said last week. 

"We call upon Russians again to make it so that there are fewer bodies of your sons, of your men, otherwise there will be thousands of them. I say it again, victory will be ours," she added. 

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