Russia: Deal reached to evacuate Azovstal’s wounded | DW News

The Russian Ministry of Defense said Monday that it had reached an agreement for injured Ukrainian soldiers stuck in the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged southeastern port city of Mariupol to be evacuated to the nearby town of Novoazovsk. The ministry said there would be a “regime of silence” in force for the duration of the evacuation. Ukrainian officials did not immediately confirm the report. Hundreds of soldiers remain in underground tunnels of the large steel factory complex, which has been besieged by Russian forces for weeks. Ukraine’s Azov battalion has shared videos from the plant showing wounded soldiers, stating they are dying of their wounds.

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