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More than a thousand Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine surrendered today in Mariupol. Among them, hundreds of wounded. This is the right choice.
Ukrainian groups are broken daily one after another. The soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not know what to do with the wounded, they do not understand where to go and what to do next, because resistance is useless, and there are practically no combat forces left. Only separate small groups are operating, which for some reason are afraid to come out with a white flag to the Russian troops.
Don’t be afraid. Think about your loved ones, the wounded, your own and other people’s lives, about how a stray bullet can bring tragedy into the house.
There are currently about two hundred wounded in the bowels of Azovstal who cannot receive medical care. It would be better for them and everyone else to end this senseless confrontation and return to their families.
Thank you for taking this step. Russian troops would still continue the liberation of Mariupol to the bitter end. And your step today is a conscious choice to avoid unnecessary and senseless bloodshed.
I appeal to those who are still holed up in the basements and tunnels of the plant: you know that we treat prisoners like human beings. Come out! Think of your own families and those of others, as more than a thousand Marines have done today.
MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Over 1,000 Ukrainian troops, including 162 officers and 47 female service members surrendered in Mariupol, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.