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Ukrainian parliament signed laws offering a $1 million reward to defecting Russian soldiers who hand over a fighter jet or a warship

A poster from the Ukrainian Parliament showing the financial incentives for surrendering in Russian military equipment. Rada/Telegram of Ukraine
A poster from the Ukrainian Parliament showing the financial incentives for surrendering Russian military equipment. Image Credit: Rada/Telegram of Ukraine

The Ukrainian parliament- the Rada has passed a law for rewarding Russian soldiers who surrender with their equipment.

Bill 7229, according to a statement on the Rada's website, recommends that anyone who provides Russian weaponry to Ukraine be compensated handsomely.

According to the Rada, anyone who hands over a Russian warship or a combat aircraft (either a fighter or an assault aircraft) to the Ukrainian military can receive a prize of up to $1 million.

A reward of up to $10,000 will be given to a military vehicle such as a specialist truck.

In terms of money, the statement promises "secrecy a safe stay in Ukraine, and assistance in obtaining new passports and leaving for a third country" to anyone who surrenders Russian equipment.

Oleksandr Kornienko, the first vice-speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, believes the new bill will be beneficial because many Russian soldiers need to "replenish their financial condition." "The occupying army's demoralization will boost the desire to turn in equipment," says the report.

The troops will be inspired by their "misunderstanding of why they are dying," according to Kornienko.

Since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian policy has included rewarding Russian troops who surrender.

On February 28, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov used his Facebook page to address Russian troops. "We provide Russian soldiers the option of dying in an unjust war or receiving a full amnesty and $58,000 in compensation. If they freely put down their arms and surrendered, "he stated 


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