Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from steel works, Mariupol now in Russian hands | DW News

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Ukraine’s military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. "The ‘Mariupol’ garrison has fulfilled its combat mission," the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said in a statement on Facebook. "The supreme military command ordered the commanders of the units stationed at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel… Defenders of Mariupol are the heroes of our time." More than 260 troops left the plant for Russian-controlled areas late on Monday. Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said 53 injured troops were taken to a hospital in the town of Novoazovsk, which is under Russian control.


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