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Ukrainian intelligence is in contact with the captured Azovstal fighters - Vienna Online - Politics

Ukrainian intelligence is in contact with the captured Azovstal fighters – Vienna Online – Politics


Pro-Russian military personnel inspect Ukrainian soldiers as they leave the besieged Azovstal factory.
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According to the government in Kyiv, Ukrainian intelligence is in contact with fighters captured by Russia from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

Interior Minister Denis Monastirskij said on Ukrainian television on Saturday that the government was doing everything possible to release them. From the intelligence service one learns something about the conditions of detention, care, and the possibility of releasing fighters.

Ukrainian intelligence is in contact with the Azovstal militants

According to Russian sources in May, nearly 2,000 Ukrainians surrendered after weeks of fierce resistance in bunkers and tunnels under huge steel mills in the southern port city.

The Russian Air Force is still very active in Donbass

According to the British government, the Russian Air Force is still very active in Donbass and flies attacks with guided and unguided munitions. “The increased use of unguided munitions has led to widespread destruction of built-up areas in Donbass and almost certainly caused significant collateral damage and civilian casualties,” the Defense Ministry said in a tweet. Russia increased its tactical airstrikes to support the slow progress. Fighter aircraft and artillery will be used.

Russia has reinforced its forces around Severodonetsk

According to the Ukrainian military, Russia is also working to reinforce its forces around Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian General Staff announced that artillery was used in the attacks on the industrial city. However, attempts by Russian forces to advance to the nearby town of Bakhmut failed. Then they withdrew.

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