Mariupol: Hundreds of besieged Ukrainian soldiers evacuated

Radio Pakistan  |  May 17, 2022

Mariupol: Hundreds of besieged Ukrainian soldiers evacuated
Ukraine has confirmed that hundreds of its fighters trapped for more than two months in Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks have been evacuated.

Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar in a statement said that 53 badly wounded soldiers were taken to the town of Novoazovsk.

She said another 211 were evacuated using a humanitarian corridor to Olenivka town.

Russia earlier said a deal had been reached to evacuate the injured troops.

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