More than 260 wounded Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel works.
Wounded Ukraine troops begin leaving Azovstal steel plant
UPDATE: A total of 53 injured Ukrainian servicemen have been evacuated to hospital from the besieged Azovstal steel works in southeastern Ukraine and a further 211 taken to another point, Ukraine’s deputy defence minister says.
All the evacuees were to be subject to an exchange, Anna Malyar said in a video posted on social media on Monday, without providing further details.
“Fifty-three seriously injured were evacuated from Azovstal on 16th May for medical assistance,” Malyar said.
“A further 211 persons were taken through a humanitarian corridor to Olenivka. An exchange procedure will take place for their return home.”