Ukrainian troops, not commanders, surrender at Azovstal

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Ukrainian troops, not commanders, surrender at Azovstal
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By REUTERS, MICHAEL STARR, GADI ZAIG
Published: MAY 18, 2022

Top-ranking Ukrainian commanders at Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks are still inside the plant and have yet to surrender, local media quoted pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin as saying on Wednesday. DAN news agency quoted Pushilin as saying that the hundreds of fighters who had given themselves up did not include any commanders of the highest level. "They have not left (the plant)" as of now, he said.

Russia said on Wednesday that a total of 959 Ukrainian fighters, including 80 wounded, had surrendered from the bunkers and tunnels below Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks since Monday. Donetsk separatist leader Denis Pushilin said that a court would decide the fate of the Ukrainian fighters who had surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, a local media outlet reported. After capturing the steel plant, Russian forces are reportedly seeking to demolish it, according to Pravda.

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