Of those who surrendered, 52 were seriously injured. All were taken to Novoazovsk hospital in DNR.
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, on May 16 said that the entire Mariupol metropolitan area has been liberated.
Once stabilized, the wounded evacuated from Azovstal will be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereschuk for know.
According to Ms. Vereschuk, work is underway on the next stages of humanitarian work. “God willing, everything will be fine,” Ms. Vereschuk said.
Earlier, on the evening of Monday, May 16, Azov commander Denys Prokopenko, in a video recording of a text message from Azovstal, said that “to save lives, the entire Mariupol garrison is implementing the decision that has been made. approval of the high military command and hope for the support of the Ukrainians”.
Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Anna Maliar said in a video message on the evening of May 16 that 53 wounded people had been evacuated from Azovstal to Novoazovsk and 211 others had been taken through the humanitarian corridor to Olenivka. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine needs heroes alive.
Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Anna Maliar said that exchanges will be made for these soldiers to return home. She noted that law enforcement agencies continue to carry out a rescue operation for the remaining service members on the factory’s territory.
Maliar also said that, thanks to the Mariupol defense forces, Ukraine has had an important time to form reserves, regroup forces and receive support from partners.
“The defenders of Mariupol have fully completed all the tasks set out by the command. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to liberate Azovstal by military means. The main task of Ukraine and the whole world. world is to save the lives of the defenders of Mariupol,” said Maliar.
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