After a prolonged siege, Russia surrendered from the Azovstal Steel Plant in the port city of Mariupol he announced that more than 900 evacuated Ukrainian soldiers have been placed in a former prison complex in the Donetsk region. The Kremlin announced that the complex is under the control of Russia and pro-Moscow militias. Ukraine, on the other hand, has so far not made a statement on the status of its evacuated soldiers.
Pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist leader Denis Pushilin told the Russian Itar Tass agency, he said that more than half of the Ukrainian soldiers at the plant had been evacuated. The authorities of Ukraine and Russia make different statements about the number of soldiers leaving the factory, According to statements by the Russian authorities, the total number of Ukrainian soldiers who have surrendered so far has reached 1730. Which means there may still be a few hundred more soldiers inside. He writes that the leaders of the Ukrainian militia force, known as the pro-Russian medna Azov battalion, have not yet surrendered. Being pro-Nazi this accused unit is an important element in Russia’s propaganda to legitimize the war.