Ukranian soldiers outside Debaltseve received a mass text message telling them that they would not be killed if they surrendered to rebel troops who have surrounded the city, the Guardian reports.

Guardian reporter Alec Luhn tells Gawker that the text reads:

Parasha betrayed us. He's fucking lying there's no encirclement. We're going to the Donetsk guys. Captivity not death

"Parasha" refers to Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine. "The Donetsk guys" refers to the the separatist troops of the Donetsk People's Republic, who have laid seige to Debaltseve for the past several weeks.

A Ukrainian soldier named Andrei told the Guardian that the mass text has been sent to phones all over the area, but he didn't know who had sent it.

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