Russia-Ukraine War Russia Claims 959 Ukrainian Soldiers Hiding In Mariupol Steel Plant Surrendered This Week | Russia-Ukraine War: Russia’s Claim

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday that 959...

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia’s defense ministry said on Wednesday that 959 Ukrainian soldiers hiding at the Azovstal steel plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol surrendered this week. The ministry said, “In the last 24 hours, 694 militants surrendered, in which 29 are injured. According to the ministry, since May 16, a total of 959 militants have surrendered, in which 80 have been injured. Those in need were taken to a hospital in the Russian-controlled city of Novoazovsk.

On the other hand, Kyiv is hoping to exchange surrendered Ukrainian fighters, but Russia has not yet confirmed whether they will be part of the prisoner exchange.

Hundreds of soldiers hiding in steel
Last month, Moscow claimed control of Mariupol after weeks of siege, but hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers remained hiding in underground tunnels beneath the huge Azovstal steel plant. This steel plant was surrounded by Russian soldiers.

Kyiv’s defense ministry said it would do “everything” to rescue unidentified personnel living in the steelworks, but acknowledged that there was no military option available.

First war crime trial will start
Meanwhile, the war crime trial against a Russian soldier accused of killing an unarmed civilian will begin in Kyiv on Wednesday. This will be the first war crime trial since the Russian attack on Ukraine. Vadim Shishmarin, 21, will appear in Kyiv’s Solomensky District Court on February 28 in connection with the death of a 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine. The soldier from Irkutsk, Siberia, could face a life sentence for war crimes and premeditated murder.

It is believed that after the commencement of this case, many more such trials may start. Let us tell you that international institutions are also conducting their own investigation into the abuses committed by Russian forces.

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