Special forces intercepted: Report: Azovstal commanders taken to Russia

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Report: Azovstal commanders taken to Russia

Hundreds of militants defended the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol for weeks before surrendering in May. Their commanders are then taken to the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. According to the report, further interrogations are to take place in Russia.

According to a media report, two captured commanders of Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were taken to Russia for questioning. This was reported to the TASS agency by the deputy commander of the Azov battalion, Svyatoslav Palamar, and the commander of the 36th Naval Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhiy Volynsky. He relies on an unspecified insider of Russian justice. Russian special forces brought two men from Donetsk to Russia for investigation. “Other officers from various Ukrainian troops were also transported to Russia,” Tass quoted the insider.

From Ukraine initially no reaction. Earlier this month, the Kiev leadership announced that its secret services were in contact with captured fighters from the steel plant. After several months of siege in Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, Russian troops captured hundreds of militants in May. There is uncertainty about her fate.

The Azov Battalion is a voluntary infantry unit originally formed in 2014 as an far-right volunteer militia fighting against separatists supported by Russia in eastern Ukraine. This battalion and a unit from the 36th Marine Brigade played a key role in defending the steel plant in the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine. Only after weeks of siege and constant shelling by the Russian army did the Ukrainian troops surrender.

The Ukrainian government wants to achieve the surrender of all fighters through the exchange of prisoners with Russia. In early June, Russian authorities announced that more than 1,000 Azovstal fighters had been transferred to unknown locations in Russia for investigation. You face the death penalty.

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