The Times podcast: A surrender hotline for Russian soldiers

SYTNYAKY, UKRAINE -- MARCH 3, 2022: Ukrainian soldiers salvage equipment off a body of a dead Russian soldier after a Russian vehicle was violently destroyed Ukrainian forces in battle along the main road near Sytnyaky, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022. (MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES)
Ukrainian soldiers salvage equipment off the body of a dead Russian soldier near Sytnyaky, Ukraine, in 2022. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, Ukrainian military officials have set up a hotline for Russian soldiers to call in and surrender. Is it working to end the war?

Today, we talk to the people behind it. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times global affairs correspondent Laura King

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