Ministry of Defense Russia And it published videos, on Wednesday, of what it said were Ukrainian soldiers receiving treatment in hospital after Russian forces provoked the surrender of Ukrainian soldiers. Ukraine Who were trapped in the steel plants of Azovstal in Mariupol.
In one of the videos, a group of men are shown lying on beds in a room, and the two briefly talk to the camera. One said he was given food and doctors, the second said he received bandages and had no complaints about treatment.
Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol with a thick layer of black smoke above the roof – Photo: REUTERS / Alexander Ermochenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY / File Photo / File Photo
In a second video, a man with a head wound said he was being well fed and cared for and that he was not under any physical or psychological pressure.
It was not possible to establish whether the men spoke freely.
The Russia He said that 959 Azovstal soldiers have surrendered since Monday, among them 80 wounded are being treated in Novoazovsk in the breakaway republic of Donetsk.
The Ukrainian authorities paralyzed all public debates about the fate of the soldiers who resisted at Azovstal, and for several weeks the steelworks with their tunnels and bunkers were defended in the face of heavy Russian bombardment.