Ukraine Soldiers Evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal Steel Plant

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A recent news article published in the NBC news states that Fighters evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant.

 Combat mission ‘fulfilled’ at Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Ukraine said the last defenders of Mariupol have completed their mission and are being evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant, where they have been holed up under bombardment for weeks.

The apparent surrender of Ukraine’s final stronghold in the port city would cede full control of Mariupol to Russia, ending a deadly battle that has come to symbolize the brutality of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war.

An end to its defense of Mariupol

Ukraine’s military has declared an end to its defense of Mariupol, saying that the last remaining pocket of resistance in the besieged southern port city had “fulfilled its combat mission.”

The military hailed the fighters’ efforts in defending the Azovstal steel plant and gave them credit for preventing Russian forces from capturing other areas of Ukraine, including Zaporizhia.

Heroes of our time

Calling them “the heroes of our time,” the military said in a post on Facebook late Wednesday that the fighters “gave us the opportunity to prepare and create defensive lines, where our troops are today and give a decent rebuff to the aggressor,” the military said in a post on Facebook. “We received critical time to form reserves, regroup forces, and receive assistance from partners.”

A first set of wounded fighters were evacuated from the steel plant late Monday, with an unknown number still awaiting evacuation.

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Source: NBC News

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