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Zelensky says Russian deserters will be treated in a ‘civilized manner'

Added 09-25-22 10:18:02am EST - “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged that Russian soldiers who surrender will be treated in a "civilized manner."” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Zelensky says Russian deserters will be treated in a ‘civilized manner’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged that Russian soldiers who surrender will be treated in a “civilized manner,” comments made just hours after ​President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ramping up penalties for Russians who desert or refuse commands to fight. 

“You will be treated in a civilized manner … no one will know the circumstances of your surrender,” the Ukrainian leader said in an address to the nation late Saturday​, speaking in Russian​.

“It is better to refuse a conscription letter than to die as a war criminal in a foreign land. It is better to run away from a criminal mobilization, than to be crippled and then held responsible in court for participating in a war of aggression,” he said.

“It is better to surrender to the Ukrainian army than to be killed in the strikes of our weapons, fair strikes from Ukraine defending itself in this war​,” he continued.

Just hours earlier, Putin signed a bill passed by the Russian parliament last week that punishes soldiers who desert or voluntarily surrender or disobey commands to fight with 10 years in prison and increases the penalty for looting during wartime to 15 years in prison. ​

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