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5/20, 8:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia says it took full control over Azovstal plant

Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed on Friday its military forces have obtained complete control over the Azovstal iron and steelworks plant in Ukraine's city of Mariupol.

According to Russian media, the remaining 531 Kiev troops laid down their arms after multiple weeks of standing their ground at the plant. The metallurgical plant is one of the largest in Ukraine, with numerous tunnels and bunkers capable of protecting people against nuclear attacks.

In total, around 2,439 Ukrainian defenders have surrendered to the Russian military over the past few days. The latest news came after President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Ukrainian troops were ordered to abandon their positions at Azovstal.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / ND