The following video report from Italian television shows the surrender of the last of the Ukrainian troops at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine.
The Red Cross is registering all the military who surrender in Azovstal to declare them as prisoners of war and protect them with the Geneva convention.
There’s no mention of any NATO soldiers among those who surrendered in this clip. However, according to rumors, high-ranking officers from several NATO member states are now in Russian custody.
They are constantly monitored by armed men, while being healed and fed. This is how they are dealing with the Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal, apparently. On the basis of a footage released by Moscow. The International Red Cross is filming all the Ukrainians coming out of the Azovstal tunnels, in order to reduce any risk of retaliation towards the soldiers who were defending the steel plant. The purpose is to declare them prisoners of war, falling within the protection of the Geneva Convention. According to the reports released by Moscow, apparently 1,700 soldiers were evacuated from the industrial complex. After the capitulation of this last Ukrainian stronghold, Mariupol is now completely under Russian control. Russian troops keep fighting in the eastern part of the country, yard by yard. Russian bombings seem to target civilian buildings too, such as this wheat warehouse. Struck by a missile, it is located about 50 km south-east of Zaporizhzha. Agricultural installations are particularly coveted targets, according to Moscow. Because hitting them forcefully weakens the population’s resilience. As well as medical infrastructure, such as this Kharkiv plant, which used to provide a hospital with hot water. It was destroyed by a long-range missile. Despite the Russian attacks, it looks like everything has gone back to normal in Kharkiv. Especially for the subway, which in recent weeks had become a sort of bomb shelter for the locals. From next week on, rail transport will be available again in Ukraine’s second-largest city.