MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Over 1,000 Ukrainian marines with "hundreds of injured" surrendered in Mariupol, Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said in his Telegram channel Wednesday.
"Over 1,000 Ukrainian marines surrendered today in Mariupol. There are hundreds of injured among them. It is a right choice," he said.
According to Kadyrov, "Ukrainian forces groups are being defeated one after another on a daily basis."
"Ukrainian fighters don’t know what to do with the injured; they don’t know whom to contact and what to do next, because resistance is futile, and there are almost no fighting forces left. Only individual small groups are active," he said.
The head of Chechnya added that "there are about 200 injured deep in the Azovstal plant that cannot receive medical aid."
"It is best for them and everyone else to stop this pointless resistance and return home to their families," Kadyrov noted.
Call to Ukrainian services
Following Kadyrov’s announcement, head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov called on Ukrainian servicemen to follow the example of Mariupol servicemen and surrender.
"I call on UAF servicemen to follow the example of your combat comrades. Just ask yourself: who are you fighting for? The actions of the Kiev regime make it perfectly clear that it is not only Donbass residents that Kiev does not treat as humans. In reality, Kiev politicians care neither for Ukraine, nor for Ukrainian people because it is an alien country and alien people for them," Aksyonov said in his Telegram channel.
According to Aksyonov, the surrendered Ukrainian marines know that Russian forces treat POWs humanely, do not torture them, do not murder them and do not humiliate them.
"Our army and our country has always been known for its humane treatment of POWs. <…> And those who torture POWs, who celebrate murder of civilians - they sign their own sentence," Aksyonov believes.
He also noted that "Russia and Ukraine actually have one common enemy - the criminal Kiev regime and its Western masters."
"And this enemy will certainly be defeated. The sooner that happens, the less casualties there will be on both sides," the head of Crimea said.