20 May 2022, 17:44

Ukraine army ordered Azovstal troops to stop fighting: commander

  KYIV, Ukraine, May 20, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - The remaining Ukrainian troops 
still holed up in Mariupol's besieged Azovstal steelworks have been ordered 
by Kyiv to stop fighting, a commander of a battalion leading the trapped 
units said Friday. 

"The higher military command has given the order to save the lives of the 
soldiers of our garrison and to stop defending the city," Denys Prokopenko 
said in a video on Telegram. He said there was an "ongoing process" to remove 
killed fighters from the plant.


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