A Russian soldier, who labored as a double agent for Ukraine’s Navy Intelligence (HUR), has defected to Kyiv immediately.
Danylo Alfyorov additionally managed to influence eleven different Russian troopers to defect with him, in a humiliating blow to Vladimir Putin’s forces.
When the double agent was came upon by Russian forces, Ukrainian particular forces undertook a secretive operation to evacuate him to Ukrainian-controlled territory.
Mr Alfyorov initially contacted Ukrainian forces by way of the hotline referred to as “I need to reside”.
He mentioned: “The Ukrainian facet provided me to seek out Russian army personnel who need to give up as POWs underneath the ‘Wish to Dwell’ program.”
In August, a Russian Mi-Eight helicopter pilot landed on a Ukrainian air base in a deliberate defection.
The Russian pilot, 28-year-old Maksim Kuzminov, will obtain a reward of $500,000, in response to a regulation signed by President Zelensky in April 2022.