Residents of Mariupol during “evacuation” are already informed in buses that they are being taken to Russia – Andryushchenko

Mariupol. For the first time we can see how the deportation takes place. Metro area. Serve buses and announce the evacuation. When boarding, they already report that the bus is taking them to the village of Bezymyannoye in the Novoazovsky district and then to Russia. Russian military and official volunteers are blocking any attempts to leave the place and refuse to evacuate. 21 century. Center of Europe. Deportation of civilians. Surrealism has become a reality in Mariupol,” Andryushchenko wrote in a commentary on the video.

As reported, May 16 began rescue operation blocked on the territory of the plant “Azovstal” defenders of Ukraine from the garrison “Mariupol”. 53 seriously wounded servicemen were delivered to a medical facility in the occupied Novoazovsk. Another 211 defenders were evacuated through the humanitarian corridor to Olenevka in the CADO with their subsequent return to the territory controlled by Ukraine through the exchange procedure. On May 17, from the surrounded Azovstal plant, escorted by a Russian convoy to CADO 7 more buses left with the Ukrainian military.

May 18 at The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announcedthat in two days a total of 959 Ukrainian soldiers left the encircled Azovstal, of which 80 were wounded.

May 19, Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexey Gromov reportedthat the evacuation of the Ukrainian military from Mariupol continues. At the same time, the command of the Mariupol garrison remains at Azovstal.

On May 20, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, blocked by Russian troops, “at the moment, 1,908 people have laid down their arms.” He also said that earlier 1,387 Ukrainian marines had laid down their arms in Mariupol. He was probably talking about a group of military men led by Vladimir Baranyuk, commander of the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, and Dmitry Kormyankov, chief of staff of the brigade, who were captured by Russians on April 12 after trying to leave the Azovmash plant, which is northwest of Azovstal.

On May 20, the commander of the regiment of the National Guard “Azov” Denis Prokopenko reportedthat, as part of the evacuation of the Ukrainian military, the bodies of the dead defenders of Mariupol will be removed from the territory of the Azovstal plant.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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