The Mariupol steel mill has long been besieged by Russian forces. KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says all women, children and older adults have been evacuated from a Mariupol steel mill long besieged by Russian forces. “The president’s order has been carried out: All women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from Azovstal,” Iryna Veheshchuk said. Against that backdrop, Ukrainian fighters made a final stand to prevent a complete takeover of Mariupol. By Russia’s most recent estimate, roughly 2,000 Ukrainian fighters remained at the Azovstal steelworks.
Source: The Nation May 07, 2022 23:04 UTC