A senior Ukrainian official tells WHD News Monday that an settlement has been attained to evacuate all over 50 wounded troopers from the Azovstal steel manufacturing unit in Mariupol to Russian-controlled territories.
The formal did not expose where the fighters are heading, only expressing they are not heading to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
But Russia’s Protection Ministry stated “a humanitarian corridor has been opened via which wounded Ukrainian servicemen are remaining taken to a professional medical facility in Novoazovsk,” in accordance to Reuters.
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“An settlement has been reached on the removing of the wounded,” it additional.
On Sunday, Natalia Zaritskaya, the wife of a member of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion – which is defending the steel manufacturing unit – reported the troopers “are in hell” and that “they obtain new wounds each and every day.”
“They are without the need of legs or arms, fatigued, without having medications,” she also mentioned, according to Reuters.
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Ukrainian Deputy Key Minister Iryna Vereshchuk claimed before this month that the humanitarian mission in Mariupol had been “completed” and that all women of all ages, little ones and elderly civilians had been pulled from the Azovstal metal plant.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has lasted 82 times.
WHD News’ NaNa Sajaia and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.