15:48 17 May 2022

Mariupol City Council releases video of evacuation of severely wounded fighters from Azovstal

Mariupol City Council released a video of the evacuation of wounded Mariupol defenders from Azovstal

Rubryka reports, referring to the Telegram of the Mariupol City Council.

The footage shows men in camouflage and white bandages (used by Russian troops – ed.) searching the wounded and soldiers carrying them on stretchers.

Ukrainian defenders are with backpacks. The end of the video shows that the wounded are being bandaged. In the last shots, Ukrainian fighters are on buses.

As reported by Rubryka, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk noted that the humanitarian operation to save the Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol was underway.

To save lives, 52 severely wounded Ukrainian servicemen were evacuated on May 16.

It is stated that after the stabilization of their condition, the authorities plan to exchange them for russian prisoners of war.

Work is underway on the following stages of the humanitarian operation.

The press service of the National Guard published photos of wounded soldiers who were taken out of Azovstal.
As Rubryka reported, on May 16, buses with Ukrainian servicemen left the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Earlier, the Azov Regiment stated that the defenders of Mariupol obeyed the order, delayed the overwhelming forces of the enemy for 82 days, and allowed the Ukrainian army to regroup.

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