Russian troops are in turmoil as they are “refusing to return Russia” and want to either stay in Ukraine or live elsewhere which is a further blow to Vladimir Putin and his army.
The Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky gave an address to his nation on Thursday evening saying that Russian prisoners of war (POW) do not want to go back to Russia.
Zelensky also said that Russia are not taking many of the POWs back and some of them have “received death notices.”
The Ukrainian President said, “More Russian conscripts have been taken prisoner of war.
“Among them, there are those who refuse to return to Russia.
“There are many who are not even talked about in Russia, who are not being taken back.
“Families of some soldiers have received death notices, although they are in captivity and alive.”
Zelensky issued a stark warning to those who are considering to join the Russian army.
He warned, “It will be the worst decision of your life.
“Long life is better than the money that they offer for a short one.”
Zelensky accused the Russian army of “deceiving” young people into fighting, he said, “We’ve got information that the Russian military is recruiting mercenaries from other countries and trying to deceive as many young people as possible into military service.”