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Mariupol: Presidential Office confirms 36th Brigade Marines have broken through cordon

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 11:31
Mariupol: Presidential Office confirms 36th Brigade Marines have broken through cordon

SVITLANA KIZILOVA - WEDNESDAY, 13 APRIL 2022, 11:31

Oleksii Arestovych, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, has confirmed that units of the 36th Independent Brigade of Marines named after Admiral Belinsky have broken through to join the Azov regiment.

Source: Arestovych on Facebook, Novynarnia

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Details: One of the officers of the 36th Brigade first reported about the results of the special operation to get through the Russian cordon and join with the "Azov" regiment. According to him, despite considerable difficulty, the special operation was carried out successfully.

An adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office confirmed on 13 April that units of the 36th Marine Brigade in Mariupol had made a difficult and very risky manoeuvre to link up with the Azov regiment, which had professionally secured the breakthrough. No data on possible losses were given by Arestovych.

According to Arestovych: "Azov has received substantial reinforcements. The 36th Brigade has avoided being defeated by troop detachments and gained additional major opportunities, in fact getting a second chance. The defenders of the city have now jointly reinforced their defence area substantially. Overall, the city's (Mariupol's) defence system has grown and strengthened."

Details: At the same time, according to Novynarnia, some Marines have been captured, and there are those whose fate remains unclear.

Also on the evening of 12 April, Russian media circulated information that there were wounded among the Ukrainian servicemen of the 36th Brigade in Mariupol. On 13 April, the Russian Defence Ministry said that some servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade had "voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered".

Background: On 12 April, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, Mykhailo Podoliak, said that the president and the Ukrainian Armed Forces leadership were looking for an opportunity to help Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol, but they could not announce their plans publicly.

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