The Ministry of Defense showed footage of the surrender of the Ukrainian military from Azovstal

During the day, 265 people laid down their arms and surrendered, 51 of them were seriously injured, the ministry said. All those in need of medical assistance will be sent to a hospital in the city of Novoazovsk. (recognized as extremist in Russia), located on the territory of the Azovstal plant; in Mariupol.


The footage shows how soldiers with white bandages on their sleeves search those who have surrendered. The wounded are carried on stretchers, they are provided with medical care— make dressings.

According to the Ministry of Defense, over the past day “265 militants laid down their arms and surrendered,” of which 51 were seriously wounded. “All those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to the hospital of the city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic,” — added in the department.

The Ministry announced the start of the evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the territory of Azovstal On May 16, after a discussion with representatives of the military blocked in the industrial zone— according to the commander of the battalion “Vostok” Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Khodakovsky, 10 people in the morning of the same day left the plant with white flags and initiated negotiations. A humanitarian corridor has been opened for evacuation.

Reuters, citing an eyewitness, wrote that from the territory of Azovstal about ten buses with Ukrainian military left. Later, the RT channel reported that about 300 soldiers left the plant, of which about 50 were injured. Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar said that the plant “Azovstal” 274 people left, including 53 seriously injured, who are expected to be exchanged.

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On May 7, the Ministry of Defense announced the completion of the evacuation from Azovstal civilians.

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