Ukraine says, it’s doing everything possible and impossible to save the remaining fighters trapped in Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks.
The Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar who stated this, said Kyiv knew how many soldiers that were still at the plant but stressed that it was a sensitive information.
Reports say two hundred and sixty-four fighters many badly wounded were on Monday evacuated to arrears held by Russian-backed rebels while yesterday another seven buses were seen leaving the site.
Ukraine wants its troops – the last defenders of the Southern Port City to be exchanged for captured Russian soldiers as part of an evacuation deal confirmed by Moscow.
Meanwhile, Russian President, Vladimir Putin has said that Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from the steel plant would be treated in line with the relevant international laws.
However, in a separate development, both Ukraine and Russia yesterday, admitted that peace talks were currently on hold, while blaming each other for the situation.