Russian Soldier 'Surrenders In Return For £7,500 And Ukrainian Citizenship' After His Colleagues Ran Off And His Commander Threatened To Shoot Him'

A Russian soldier has handed himself and his tank over to Ukrainian troops for a reward of $10,000 (£7,500) and a chance at Ukrainian citizenship.

Misha, one of alleged war criminal Vladimir Putin's invading soldiers, surrendered in a T-72B3 main battle tank after his two other crewmates escaped home and his commanding officer threatened to shoot him.

Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Victor Andrusiv said Misha had contacted Ukraine's national police by phone and arranged a place to meet.'On these phones, we regularly send SMS about how to surrender and hand over the equipment. 

'A few days ago, Misha called us.

'We handed over the information about him to the GUR MO [Ukrainian military intelligence]. 

'He didn't see the point of war.