Ukraine cedes control of Azovstal plant to Russia

Ukraine War

Ukraine’s military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. The rest of Mariupol is already under Russian control. The city had been under Russian siege since the start of the war. Civilians were evacuated from the plant in recent weeks, and more than 260 troops left the plant for Russian-controlled areas late on Monday. Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said 53 injured troops were taken to a hospital in the town of Novoazovsk, which is under Russian control.

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