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Mariupol: Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters can leave Azov steel plant

2022-05-16T21:56:05.990Z

They remained entrenched for weeks – under catastrophic conditions: now around 260 Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated from the embattled steel works in Mariupol. Buses brought them from the site.



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Wounded being transported from the steelworks

Photo: ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO / REUTERS

More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated from the Azov steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, which is besieged by Russian troops.

Buses transport them from the industrial area.

They are to be taken to territory occupied by Russian troops and later return in a prisoner exchange, the Ukrainian general staff said on Facebook on Monday.

53 seriously injured were taken to Novoazovsk for treatment on Monday and 211 other soldiers to Olenivka, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said in the evening.

Both places are in areas under the control of the Russian military.

More soon on SPIEGEL.de

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Source: spiegel

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