The following statements go around on the major social media networks. However, I have been unable to verify the statements are actually sourced.
Ragıp Soylu (Turkey Bureau Chief for MiddleEastEye):
Ukraine says Russian 74th motor rifle brigade has surrendered
Volodymyr Omelyan (former minister of infrastructure Ukraine):
Platoon of Russian 74 Brigade surrendered to Ukrainian Armed Forces near Chernigov. They explained they didn’t expect that Kremlin sent them to occupy Ukraine and thought they are on ordinary military exercise… 😎 Russians love to occupy other states but don’t want to die
Many of those provide (indirect) sources, but whenever I try to follow those sources I reach a dead end. For example, I have found no mention of the 74th from Reuters. Pictures can be manipulated, so a screenshot of someone high in rank stating something is useless without the source of the text.
My Russian is quite terrible and my Ukrainian even worse, but surely something of this magnitude has a verifiable source in English?
Did the Russian 74th motorised rifle brigade surrender in February '22 to Ukrainian forces?