Judging by the footage, the surrender of the Ukrainians was preceded by a firefight in the forest, at the end of which the Ukrainian military expressed its readiness to lay down its arms. The commander of the Russian unit found out how many opponents were hiding in the bushes and demanded that they take off their bulletproof vests and lay down their weapons.
After those who surrendered met all the requirements, they were sent to a prisoner of war camp.
It turned out that all those who surrendered were servicemen from the 93 brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In early May, “RG” reported on the mass surrender of the fighters of this brigade.