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Russia: Nearly 1,000 Ukrainian Fighters Surrendered at Mariupol Steel Plant

HeadlineMay 18, 2022

In news from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the Russian military says nearly 1,000 Ukrainian fighters surrendered in total this week at the Azovstal steel plant, where they had been holed up for weeks. Ukraine has not confirmed the numbers. The fighters who surrendered include members of the far-right Azov Battalion. Ukrainian officials have called for a prisoner swap, but some Russian politicians are calling for the soldiers to be put on trial or executed.

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