Relatório de situação na guerra da Ucrânia – dia 83
May 17, 2022 - Mais de 260 soldados ucranianos, muitos deles feridos, foram evacuados da siderurgia cercada de Azovstal na cidade portuária de Mariupol, parecendo ceder o controlo da cidade à Rússia ao fim de 82 dias de bombardeamentos.
Ukraine’s deputy defence minister, Hanna Maliar, said that 53 heavily wounded soldiers were evacuated to a hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk and that more than 200 others were transported through a corridor to Olenivka.
All of the evacuees will be subject to a potential prisoner exchange with Russia, she added.
It was unclear how many soldiers remained in the steel plant, but Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said: “We hope to save the lives of our boys”.