Ukraine's Intelligence Directorate has appealed to any Russian soldiers still on the west bank of the Kherson region to surrender.
In a message on its Telegram channel, the Intelligence Directorate said, "Russian soldiers! As expected, after the retreat of the main group of troops of the Russian army from the Ukrainian Kherson, your command left you to the mercy of fate. Your commanders urge you to change into civilian clothes and try to escape from Kherson on your own. Obviously you won't be able to."
The message continues:
"Kherson returns under the control of Ukraine, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine enter the city. The retreat routes of the Russian invaders are under the fire control of the Ukrainian army. Any attempts to oppose the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be stopped. Every Russian soldier who resists will be destroyed."
The directorate told any remaining Russian soldiers that immediately surrendering is the "only chance to avoid death."
"In case of voluntary surrender, Ukraine guarantees you the preservation of life and safety. We comply with the Geneva Conventions, guarantee prisoners of war food, medical care and the possibility of your exchange for servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces held captive in the Russian Federation," it said.
It encouraged Russian soldiers to contact a Ukrainian hotline called "I Want To Live."