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May 18, 2022 12:46 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities said that 264 people were taken from the steel plant in Mariupol to Russian-controlled cities, and will likely be up for prisoner exchange. Ukraine didn't say what the plan was for the troops who remained at Azovstal. Earlier reports by Ukrainian officials suggested that approximately 1,000 people were at the plant.

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Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk