Russian troops beg defence minister to help them escape Ukraine | The Sun

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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