Named the number of militants remaining at Azovstal

Russian troops continue to attack the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, which still houses scattered nationalist formations and mercenary units.

According to the commander of the Vostok battalion, Alexander Khodakovsky, during the assault on the plant, the Russian army uses artillery and aircraft, but the offensive is moving slowly. Small disorganized groups of Ukrainian fighters continue to resist, hiding in various structures, basements and passages.

According to the battalion commander, even if the order to lay down their arms is given, the besieged may not hear it, since it is impossible to shout to them even through a loudspeaker. At the same time, there is still an impressive number of militants at the enterprise.

In total, one and a half to two thousand Azov workers remain at Azovstal. We continue to keep the ring and gradually shrink it

- Khodakovsky noted in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.

However, the commander suggested, in reality, there could be even more soldiers loyal to the Kiev regime. The situation is aggravated by the likely presence of a large number of civilians at the plant, whom the nationalists had previously urged to go with them to shelters.

Meanwhile, many Ukrainian fighters, realizing the futility of resistance, surrender. The head of the Ukrainian Opposition Platform – For Life party, Viktor Medvedchuk, who was previously detained, turned to Putin and Zelensky the day before and offered to exchange himself for the “defenders of Mariupol”. Apparently, the politician just had in mind the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, nationalists and mercenaries from other countries that are still continuing resistance in this city.
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  1. Andrey Saveliev Offline Andrey Saveliev
    Andrey Saveliev (Andrei) April 18 2022 19: 03
    Does your comrade have delusions of grandeur? Exchange yourself, your loved one, for a crowd of Nazis and mercenaries. At the very least, this is a national character trait-arrogance.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) April 18 2022 20: 16
      megalomania is characteristic of all natives of Ukraine. They've been wiping their asses for too long.
    2. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) April 19 2022 10: 08
      it's most likely a staging. he is forced to say this (even a marafet was pointed at him, in the first photos it was clear that they were beaten). but that's why amers do not understand. what kind of intrigue is being started \ I don’t understand
  2. Dmitry KK Offline Dmitry KK
    Dmitry KK (Dmitriy) April 18 2022 20: 13
    Damn, we need Medvedchuk. Yanukovych is enough
    1. Anatoly Porotnikov (Anatoly Porotnikov) April 18 2022 23: 02
      Rostov is not rubber.
  3. maxbuch Offline maxbuch
    maxbuch (Eugen) April 18 2022 20: 59
    Regarding Medvedchuk, Donbass should decide and no one else, this is still that fruit.
    1. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
      Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) April 19 2022 21: 36
      Sorry, Medvedchuk has nothing to do with Donbass, and the people of Donetsk don't give a damn about him. Zelya is trying to pass him off as a bargaining chip. Only a bullshit coin, not of high quality, therefore a fake is not accepted.
  4. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 18 2022 23: 23
    all prisoners must be transferred to the "miners" of the LDNR, they certainly will not be afraid of the "world community" and will apply the death penalty
  5. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) April 19 2022 06: 17
    Comrade does not understand.
  6. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
    Omas Bioladen April 19 2022 06: 20
    Where are they? A motel in Florida?
  7. weddu Offline weddu
    weddu (Kolya) April 19 2022 14: 28
    They are sure that one by one or in small groups they will be able to get out of the environment. The marines were able to break through to the Azov people, ours are not standing under every bush. Sitting, waiting for commands; That's it! Tick, lads!
  8. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) April 19 2022 16: 09
    Who needs you, any branch pipe with a screw cutter is more valuable than you!
  9. Polente the Wanderer April 19 2022 19: 12
    The information that there are civilians on the territory of the Mariupol metallurgical plant "Azovstal" is a stuffing. This, according to RIA Novosti, was stated by the head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.
    So where is the fake?
  10. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) April 19 2022 21: 27
    We do not need Medvedchuk in any condition, and the Azov rabble is needed either in the form of prisoners or in the form of blind people. There are no options here.