From the material of the press service of the Border Guards Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Bryansk region (quoted TASS):
A Ukrainian soldier applied for refugee status in the Russian Federation. He voiced his request to the Russian border guards at one of the checkpoints in the Bryansk region. The issue of granting refugee status will be considered by authorized Russian services.
At the same time, the general headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the information was not true:
Information that the alleged Ukrainian soldier appealed to the Russian border guards with a request to grant him refugee status, does not correspond to reality.
However, the FSB Border Department in the Bryansk Region did not state that the matter concerns the serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and not another Ukrainian security agency.