The last Ukrainian fighters from "Azovstal" are being evacuated

Photo: EPA-EFE / SERGEY VAGANOV

"A rescue operation is underway to evacuate the last Ukrainian fighters from the huge ironworks."Azovstal", The last bastion of resistance against the Russian army in the strategic Ukrainian port Mariupol.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army announced that the Azovstal troops had fulfilled their combat mission.

The remaining Ukrainian commanders at the headquarters were ordered to "save the lives" of the others.

"Unfortunately, Ukraine is currently unable to unblock Azovstal by military means," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said in a telegram.

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