Ukraine Offers Russian Soldiers 5 Million Rubles to Give up the Fight
Ukraine’s new step
According to Masha Efrosinina, a TV star and honorary ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine, Russian soldiers surrendering to Ukraine will get 5 million rubles in crypto or cash.
Efrosinina stated that surrendering Russian military members will get 5 million rubles ($45,000) in cryptocurrency or fiat cash, as well as an amnesty after a trial. The offer comes from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense and the global IT community.
A Russian platoon that surrendered on February 24 was ignorant that they were being dispatched to murder Ukrainians, according to the Ukrainian envoy to the United States.
According to the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a “special military operation” on Thursday that resulted in at least 240 civilian wounded and 64 deaths.
The country announced that they will accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and USDT on Saturday.
“To those who want to help in bitcoin. Bitcoin is officially legit in Ukraine — just like this account and this retweet. Don’t mind the comments of our Russian ‘brothers,’” Olexander Scherba, a longtime Ukrainian diplomat, tweeted Saturday.
Ukraine apparently deleted its first post announcing the country would take crypto. “Stand with the people of Ukraine as we defend ourselves against Russian aggression,” the now-deleted tweet read. Its second post simply reads: “Stand with the people of Ukraine.” A few minutes later, Ukraine tweeted, “Sorry the team is exhausted without sleep, we make mistakes in tweets & tweet them again.”
As of press time, the Ukrainian government has received over $19 million in crypto donations via Bitcoin, Ether, and USDT, indicating that cryptocurrency has become a popular tool for providing financial help to the defending nation.
In a tweet, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, requested information on the addresses of Russian officials’ crypto wallets as well as action against “war crimes.”
The reward will be given in cryptocurrency. The funding will come from private crypto donations from the Ukrainian crypto community in the form of ETH, Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies.
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