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Russia Says Nearly 1,000 Ukraine Troops Surrendered at Azovstal

  • Defense Ministry reports 694 left Mariupol plant in past day
  • Ukraine says ‘evacuation’ goes on as Russia threatens trials
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WATCH@ Zelenskiy said his government was working to get its remaining troops safely out of the Azovstal steel plant. (Ukrainian with English subtitles.)Source: Bloomberg
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Russia said another 694 Ukrainian troops “surrendered” at Mariupol’s besieged Azovstal steel plant in the past day, bringing the total close to 1,000 this week, in a fresh sign the months-long battle for control of the territory is coming to an end.

Those who gave themselves up to Russian soldiers surrounding the plant included 29 wounded, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Wednesday. In all, 959 Ukrainian service people have now left Azovstal since Monday, he said.