The besieged Russian soldiers in Ukraine begged the Defense Minister to help them escape.
One of the 200 people trapped filmed a social media message to General Sergei Shoigu claiming that they had been “abandoned”.
The masked waiter said: “The situation is really difficult.
“I hope you hear this and can find a way for us to get out.”
“We were left, abandoned,” he said.
He added: “I’m in Kherson now.
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His brigade was cut off when Ukraine blew up a bridge on July 27 as they attempted to retake the southern city of Kherson.
“Dear Shoigu, I hope you hear this and can find a way for us to get out.”
The Russian unit has been stuck west of the river for more than a week.