5/17, 3:43 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Zelensky says Azovstal steelworks being evacuated

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a Telegram post confirmed the country began evacuating its soldiers from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the war-torn city of Mariupol.

"We hope that we will be able to save the lives of our guys," said the leader. "I want to emphasize that Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive. This is our principle," he concluded.

Earlier, Hanna Maliar, the country's deputy defence minister said 260 troops have already been transported out of the factory, with 53 of those individuals heavily wounded.

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