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externalZelensky says Ukrainian defenders of Azovstal up for prisoners exchange.

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May 21, 2022 12:08 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a televised interview that Ukrainian defenders evacuated from Azovstal to Russian-controlled cities must return home as part of a prisoner exchange. According to Zelensky, all civilians, doctors, as well as wounded and severely wounded people left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. According to Russia's Defense Ministry, a total of 2,439 soldiers from Azovstal have surrendered.

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Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk