Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender

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(Worthy News) – Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of , as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer.

A months long siege of Mariupol that left it in ruins and the drama of last-ditch fighters at a steel plant holding off Russian forces turned the strategic port city into a worldwide symbol of suffering and defiance. With saying their mission is complete, the fighters have been told to save their lives – and international attention is focused on how they will be treated.

The Russian said that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal steelworks have surrendered since Monday. At least some were taken by the Russians to a former penal colony in territory controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, and a separatist official said that those who needed medical assistance were hospitalized. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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