Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to implore his citizens to join the fight for their country, and has announced that he will be releasing prisoners with combat experience and placing them on the frontlines of the war with Russia so they can “compensate for their guilt”.
While addressing his country, Zelensky said that everyone who can “join the struggle against the invaders must do so.” Ukraine needs every fighter they can get to try and defend their country from Putin’s invasion.
As Ukraine scrambles to obtain more reinforcements in this battle, Zelensky even said that some terrorists who are imprisoned will be sent out to fight against the Russians.
“Under martial law, Ukrainians with real combat experience will be released from custody and will be able to compensate for their guilt in the hottest spots of the conflict.
All sanctions against some individuals who participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation will be lifted. The key thing now is defense.”
The released inmates will be given military equipment and sent to the “hottest spots” to help with the country’s fight. While Zelensky admitted that this decision was “not easy from the moral point of view”, it is “useful from the point of view of our defenses.”