Russia: 959 Ukrainian troops have surrendered since Azovstal

Ministry of Defense Russia
Photo: EPA-EFE / YURI KOCHETKOV

Russia's Defense Ministry said today that 959 Ukrainian troops from the besieged Azovstal steel plant had surrendered this week.

"Over the past 24 hours, 694 militants have surrendered, including 29 wounded," the ministry said.

The statement added that "16 militants have surrendered since May 959, including 80 wounded."

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