Evacuation of Ukrainian defenders from Azovstal plant

Evacuation of Ukrainian defenders from Azovstal plant

Mariupol City Council has shared a video, depicting the evacuation of Ukrainian defenders from the Mariupol-based Azovstal plant on May 16, 2022.

The relevant video was posted by Mariupol City Council on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The video shows the Ukrainian defenders leaving the area of the Azovstal steelworks without weapons. After they are checked by the Russian military, they get into white buses. The seriously wounded Ukrainian fighters are carried to buses on stretchers. In buses, military medics are bandaging those in need.

A reminder that, according to Ukrainian Defense Deputy Minister Hanna Maliar, more than 50 seriously wounded Ukrainian defenders were evacuated from the Mariupol-based Azovstal plant to a health facility in Novoazovsk on May 16, 2022. In addition, more than 200 people were taken via a humanitarian corridor to Olenivka.

In order to bring them home, a prisoner swap procedure will be carried out. As for the Ukrainian defenders remaining within the Azovstal plant, joint efforts are underway to rescue them too.


Sign up for our free newsletter skorik@ukrinform.com.

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: