Russia says 265 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered at Azovstal

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Published: 2022-05-17 13:48

Last Updated: 2022-08-14 09:59


Russia says 265 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered at Azovstal
Russia says 265 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered at Azovstal

Russia's defense ministry said Tuesday that 265 Ukrainian soldiers, including several dozen wounded, surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol, AFP reported.

"Over the past 24 hours, 265 militants laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 heavily wounded," the ministry said in a briefing.

It added that those in need of medical care were transferred to a hospital in the town of Novoazovsk.


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Ukraine's defense ministry said late on Monday that 264 Ukrainian fighters were evacuated to Russia-controlled territory, including 53 "heavily wounded.”

Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said they would be subject to an “exchange procedure.”