Ukraine’s military intelligence officer Kyrylo Budanov has addressed Russian soldiers in a video and urged them to surrender if they did not wish to die.

Speaking in Russian in the video released by the Ukrainian defence ministry’s intelligence directorate, he highlighted that for over a year, the Kremlin had been “unable to achieve a single goal set at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.”

“I am appealing to the Russian soldiers who were lucky enough to survive the meat grinder and the battered trenches – it’s going to get worse. You have the choice to die or to save your life,” he added.