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264 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal plant in Mariupol

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that 264 soldiers were evacuated from the Russian-besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol, 53 of whom were seriously injured.

The message of the General Staff of Ukraine states that the garrison in Mariupol completed its combat mission and the high military command ordered the commanders of military units at the Azovstal metallurgical plant to save the lives of personnel.

The statement notes that the operation to rescue the servicemen in the area of ​​the plant, surrounded by Russian soldiers, is ongoing, it says: “The evacuation of 53 seriously wounded soldiers has begun, they were taken to the Novoazovsk hospital. The remaining 211 servicemen were evacuated to Olenevka to be transferred to the area controlled by the Ukrainian army for exchange “.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine emphasizes that the activities to rescue the military remaining at Azovstal continue.

– Zelensky: “We need Ukrainian heroes alive”

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in his video message to the population, made a statement about the evacuation of the military from Azovstal.

Noting that it was another hard day to defend his country and people, Zelensky expressed hope that thanks to the Ukrainian army, intelligence, the negotiating group, the UN and the International Organization of the Red Cross, it would be possible to save the lives of servicemen from Azovstal.

In conclusion, Zelensky said: “We need Ukraine’s heroes alive. This is our principle.”

. only a part of the news in a short form, . . (HAS) of AA.

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