Astakhov Dmitry Mikhailovich, a Russian Soldier Lieutenant Colonel, who has been captured in Ukraine, is begging for mercy. Astakhov has denounced his invasion and says sorry to Ukraine and affected individuals.
Astakhov Dmitry Mikhailovich said all these through a powerful statement which he made to fully condemn the military aggression of Russians and also pleaded to the people of Ukraine to show mercy.
Astakhov Dmitry Mikhailovich added that he and several other military men were lied to about Ukraine. Revealing further, Astakhov stated that he was a member of the Russian National Guard’s special response unit and they were very surprised when Putin announced to them to invade Ukraine.
Astakhov Dmitry Mikhailovich added that for his invasion and problems caused, he is ready to serve the jail terms that are associated with the crimes he has commited.
Astakhov stated: “I cannot find the words to say sorry to the Ukrainian people. I just sincerely hope for your mercy towards those people who come to you with their hands up, or those who are wounded. We should not sow death. It’s better to sow life.”