Russian army soldiers were seen surrendering to Ukrainian troops in the Kherson region, waving white clothes in a tank of combat.
A video spread by the Spanish newspaper The vanguard shows how the military hung a white pants in the barrel of the war tank to signal that they had given up.
Seeing how their opponents came out of the tank with their hands up, the Ukrainians They subdued and arrested them.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Wednesday the withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied Kherson region to defend the western bank of the Dnieper River, according to the TASS news agency.
Shoigu tasked Commander Sergei Surovikin of the russian forces in Ukraine to “begin with the withdrawal of troops and take all measures to ensure the safe transfer of personnel, weapons and equipment across the Dnieper River.”
“There will be an additional threat to the civilian population and the complete isolation of our group of troops on the right bank of the Dnieper. Under these conditions, the most appropriate option is to organize the defending along the Dnieper River barrier line,” Surovikin instructed Shoigu.
In this way, the Russian army will transfer its units to this front. “In addition, part of the forces and assets will be released, which will be used for active operations, including offensives in other directions in the area of operation,” explained the Russian commander.
Shoigu had previously received a report from Surovikin in which he states, regarding details of the “special military operation” in Ukraine, a euphemism to refer to the war on Ukrainian territory, which in “the direction of Donetsk the defeat of the enemy on the right bank of the Bakhmutka River was completed.”
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoliak reacted to the withdrawal announcement by saying that “actions speak louder than words. We see no signs that Russia leave Kherson without a fight. Part of the Russian contingent is still in the city and reservists are being sent to the region,” Podoliak said.
“Ukraine is liberating territories based on intelligence data, not on television statements,” the Ukrainian leader warned in a message posted on his official Twitter account.
With information from Europe Press