RUSSIAN soldiers surrounded in Ukraine have begged their defence minister to help them escape.
One of the trapped 200 filmed a social media message to General Sergei Shoigu claiming they had been “abandoned”.
The serviceman, who shielded his face, said: “The situation is really difficult.
"I hope you hear this and can work a way for us to get out.”
He said: “We have been left, abandoned."
He added: “I am now in Kherson.
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His brigade was cut off when Ukraine blew up a bridge on July 27 as they attempted to reclaim the southern city of Kherson.
“Dear Shoigu I hope you hear this and can work a way for us to get out.”
The Russian unit has been trapped on the western side of the river for more than a week.
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