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War in Ukraine: wounded Ukrainian servicemen leave metallurgical plant in Mariupol

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Troops hiding in Ukraine’s last fortress in the besieged port of Mariupol have begun an evacuation, apparently handing over control of Russia’s once prosperous city after months of bombing.

The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine said that 53 wounded servicemen from the metallurgical plant “Azovstal” were taken to a hospital in the Russian-controlled city of Novoazovsk, about 30 kilometers east.

Another 211 people were taken to the town of Olenivka, in a separatist-controlled area controlled by Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar.

All evacuees will be subject to a potential prisoner exchange with Russia, she said.

Reuters saw that five buses with soldiers from “Azovstal” arrived in Novoazovsk late Monday. Some of the evacuated servicemen were wounded and taken off the buses on stretchers. It is estimated that there were about 600 servicemen at the metallurgical plant.

https://thewest.com.au/news/conflict/wounded-ukraine-troops-to-leave-azovstal-c-6821104

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