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.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org