More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal: defense ministry

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Published: 2022-05-17 12:14

Last Updated: 2022-07-06 09:12


More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal: defense ministry
More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal: defense ministry

More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers were evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said Monday, AFP reported.

A total of 53 soldiers were evacuated from Azovstal to a health facility near Novoazovsk for medical aid, Malyar said in a statement.

Another 211 were taken out through the humanitarian corridor to Olenivka, she added.

Both Novoazovsk and Olenivka are now under the control of Russian troops.


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"An exchange procedure will be carried out for their further return home," Malyar noted.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said "we hope to save the lives of our boys.”