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Russia renews shelling of Azovstal immediately following evacuation

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 21:47

Svitlana Kizilova –  Sunday, 1 May 2022, 21:47

Russian troops renewed their shelling of the Azovstal plant in the besieged city of Mariupol as soon as the evacuation of some of the civilians from the plant was concluded.

Source: Denys Shleha, Commander of the 12th Task Force Brigade of the National Guards of Ukraine, cited in Hromadske

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Details: Russian troops maintained a ceasefire for 2 days leading up to the evacuation.

According to Shleha, currently Russian troops are deploying different types of weapons to shell the steelworks.

Background: Earlier President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine confirmed that the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal bunkers had begun with the help of the UN.

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