Ukrainian journalists cite sources in military intelligence and people close to Volodymyr Zelensky. According to one of the informants of the Pravda portal, the defenders of the Azovstal gathered in Mariupol did not lay down their arms against the Russians. – The soldiers handed over their weapons to their commanders – the interlocutor says to reporters. – They shook hands and thanked them for their service (…) then Soldiers They went to the Russians – he adds.
Pravda: The defenders of Azovstal are located near Donetsk
According to Pravda, those fighting in Azovstal were handed over to the Russians as part of a negotiated agreement between military intelligence. Russia and Ukraine. Under this agreement, Ukrainians must be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Geneva Convention. The portal informant claims that the Russians undertook, among other things,in– They won’t use torture. In the end, the soldiers of Mariupol should be replaced by Russian prisoners.
The defenders of Azovstal, a total of 2449 people, are currently in Olenivka, near Donetsk. – We know that the prison is overcrowded and, of course, some money is missing. Water, food, everything needs improvement – says the portal source.
Ukrainian journalists’ reports contradict what was reported by Russian propaganda. Earlier, the Russian media reported that more than 1,000 defenders of the Azovstal plants were to be transferred to Russia.
Mariupol was cut off by Russian troops 1 Walk. On May 17, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that the garrison had completed its combat mission and that the commanders now had orders to save the lives of personnel.
May 20 Russian Ministry of Defense I was informed that all the defenders of Azovstal had been removed from the facility. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed on June 6 that more than 2,500 Ukrainian defenders of Azovstal had fallen to the Russian occupiers.
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