Ukraine military leaflet tells Russians how to surrender including posture tips

A leaflet advising Russian troops how best to surrender to Ukrainian forces has gone viral in the country in yet another sign that Vladimir Putin's aggressive invasion of the country isn't going entirely to plan.

A week has passed since Russian troops entered the country and resistance from the Ukrainians has been fierce.

Today (March 2), Russia’s Defence Ministry's casualty report revealed that 498 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine, with 1,597 wounded since they invaded.

And in an effort to spare further bloodshed, Ukrainian defenders have begun circulating leaflets advising the invaders how they can lay down their arms without losing their lives.

The leaflet has purportedly been made by the Ukrainian Bar Association and is titled "How to surrender correctly."

The colourful poster comes with diagrams and is an exhaustive account of the do's and dont's of the surrendering process.

It states that Russians should throw down their weapons, stand up straight and yell surrender.

If these conditions are followed the troops will be captured where they will enjoy the full benefits of prisoners of war under the Geneva Condition.

The leaflet states: "Amnesty for those who voluntarily laid down their arms and presented military equipment.

"Phone call to family and friends to notify them about your condition.

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"Ukraine is not an aggressor and fulfils the conditions of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war."

The invitation to lay down their weapons comes after a group of young-looking Russian soldiers were filmed crying on the phone to their parents, claiming they had no idea they were going to be made to “attack people defending their territory”.

Having either surrendered or been captured by Ukrainian forces, videos show several young Russian soldiers in tears about what they were being forced to do.

In one video, a soldier is seen saying: “They don't even pick up the corpses, there are no funerals.

“You don't touch the corpses because otherwise the FSB (Russian federal security service) will arrest you.”

  • Weeping Russian POW soldiers say they 'had no idea they were being sent to war'

And several text messages from soldiers, which were read out on video, state: “We were told we would be greeted with open arms, but they call us fascists.

“The only thing I want right now is to kill myself.

"Mum, I'm in Ukraine. This is a real war. I'm scared, we're firing at everyone, even civilians."

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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