Russia announces full control of Mariupol Azov steel plant
2022-05-21 21:06:31Source: Xinhuanet
Xinhua News Agency, Moscow, May 20 (Reporter Zhao Bing) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov said on the 20th that the Russian armed forces have fully controlled the underground facilities of the Mariupol Azov Steel Plant.
On May 20, a bus carrying Ukrainian militants left Mariupol. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Victor)
Russia’s TASS news agency quoted Konashenkov as saying on the 20th that the last batch of 531 Ukrainian armed personnel who were besieged in the Azov steel plant surrendered that day. Since the 16th of this month, a total of 2,439 Ukrainian troops and Ukrainian military forces “Azov Battalion” who were besieged at the Azov Steel Plant surrendered. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian army has taken full control of the Azov Steel Plant and the city of Mariupol.
On May 20, a bus carrying Ukrainian armed men arrived in the Russian-controlled town of Olenivka. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Victor)
On April 21, Shoigu announced that the Russian army had taken control of other areas of Mariupol except the Azov Steel Plant. Putin on the same day ordered the Russian army to cancel the plan to attack the Azov Steel Plant and asked the Russian army to continue to block Azov Steel. factory. On the 17th of this month, Konashenkov issued a notice saying that the Ukrainian army and the Ukrainian military force “Azov Battalion” who were besieged in the Azov Steel Plant had begun to surrender on the 16th.
On May 20, Ukrainian armed men left the Azov steel plant in Mariupol by car.Xinhua News Agency/TASS
This is the city of Mariupol photographed on May 20.Xinhua News Agency/TASS
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