More than a thousand Ukrainian and foreign servicemen were transferred from Mariupol, Ukraine, to Russia to carry out investigative actions, as reported on Tuesday by the news agency TASS.
“More than a thousand people from the Azovstal steel plant have been transferred to Russia. The security forces are working closely with them,” a source from the security forces told the aforementioned agency, adding that the investigation intends to send another part of the Ukrainian prisoners of war to Russia In the near future.
“In the near future, after face-to-face talks with a number of prisoners of war, the investigation also plans to send them to Russia,” he said.
Likewise, the source cited by the Russian agency stated that more than 100 people could be in Moscow. “Among them foreign mercenaries who surrendered in Mariupol,” he added.
Authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic said last week that some of the prisoners at the Azovstal steel plant, including those who surrendered, would be sentenced to death.
Last May 20, Russia reported the definitive seizure of the Azovstal plant, the last redoubt of the resistance offered by the Ukrainian forces in the besieged city of Mariupol, located on the shores of the Azov Sea, in an attempt to close Ukraine’s outlet to the sea and unite the Donbas region with the Crimean peninsula, both under the umbrella of the Kremlin. (Europe Press)