FROM THE URGENT STATEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
We appeal to all military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries – with the cynical attitude of the Kiev authorities, such an unenviable fate awaits all of you. With this in mind, do not tempt your fate following the example of the Mariupol tragedy, but make the only right decision to stop hostilities and lay down your arms now, wherever your “curators” force you to fight for the ideas of Nazism. At the same time, the Russian Federation guarantees to each of you the preservation of life and compliance with all the norms of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war, as it already happened with your comrades who had previously surrendered in Mariupol.
This urgent statement is to be immediately published and communicated to the United Nations, the OSCE, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations through all available information resources, including the media.
In addition, the specified urgent statement during the night will be continuously communicated to the Ukrainian formations at Azovstal on all radio channels with an interval of every 30 minutes, – the RF Ministry of Defense.
Update: Russian Defense: We give the besieged militants in Mariupol until 9 GMT to lay down their weapons.
— EndGameWW3 🇺🇸 (@EndGameWW3) April 16, 2022
Last situation in #Mariupol. #Russians still give chance for a surrender in #azovstal. According to #Russian ministry,#azov militants wants to surrender,but #Kyiv not letting them. pic.twitter.com/sSdeO9iBmK
— Comrade-47 (@47Comrade) April 16, 2022