ten days ago ordered the Kremlin tyrant Vladimir Putin (69) his troops Azov Steel Plant in Mariupol circle so that “not even a fly comes out”. He then had the factory premises dismantled with his artillery.
There is now a small spark of hope: on Saturday, civilians were evacuated from the steelworks for the first time!
This was reported by both Russian news agencies and the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Nationalist Azov Regiment, Svyatoslav Palamar.
Different known numbers
There is only different information about the numbers: according to Russian information, 25 civilians were evacuated, it is said there. Among them, six children.
The Azov regiment, in turn, spoke of 20 women, children and elderly men who had left the scene.
The evacuation was made possible by an agreed ceasefire, the deputy commander of Azov Palamar said in a video message. Actually it should have started at 6am, but the real start was at 11am.
Man from Azov: “From now on, both sides will respect the ceasefire agreement.”
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Svyatoslav Palamar at the start of the Russian war in UkrainePhoto: Ministry of Regional Affairs of Ukraine
According to him, the civilians will be taken to the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia, where other refugees from Mariupol have already arrived.
It was initially uncertain if they would actually make it. Because: Mariupol is completely under Russian control. During the last weeks of the war, Russia had already forcibly resettled civilians on its own territory.
Ukrainian mediator Lyudmila Denisova spoke in Brussels about the 400,000 people Putin had brought to her own country.
Palamar said of those evacuated from the steel plant: “We hope that these people will reach the agreed destination.”
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New satellite photos from Maxar Technologies show that almost all the buildings of the Azov steel complex have now been destroyed. Roofs have collapsed, some buildings are just piles of rubblePhoto: -/AFP