27 Feb 2022 10:24

Over 470 Ukrainian troops surrender near Kharkiv - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - As many as 471 Ukrainian service members have been detained in Ukraine's Kharkiv region; they have laid down their arms, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The 302nd Air Defense Regiment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, equipped with Buk M-1 air defense systems, voluntarily laid down arms and surrendered yesterday in the Kharkiv region. A total of 471 Ukrainian servicemen have been detained," Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov told a briefing conference on Sunday.

"The respectful attitude and aid are being given to all Ukrainian service members. Once documents are ready, they will be sent to their families," he said.

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