Defenders of Mariupol ask to use the extraction procedure on the example of the 1940 operation in Dunkirk to save people

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: April 28 2022 at 09:23 pm

The commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy, Serhiy Volynsky (Volyn), asks to save the Mariupol garrison and carry out an extraction procedure following the example of the 1940 operation in Dunkirk.

"We have been fighting in full force for 62 days, we are currently at the Azovstal plant, we are carrying out tasks together with units of the Azov Regiment and other units that have been surrounded as a result of hostilities in Mariupol, " he said . video message posted on the Facebook page.

The commander said that "there are currently more than 600 wounded boys of various levels of difficulty in our group, they are in dire need of medical care: there are no conditions, no medicine, no staff who could help them."

He also stressed that there are wounded civilians to whom they provide assistance as much as they can.

"We still have civilians here, hundreds of them, dozens of children, many people with disabilities, many elderly people. The situation is very difficult, there are huge problems with water and food," said Volynsky.

He noted that he had already appealed to world leaders and the Pope to hear the defenders and apply the "extraction" procedure. As an example, he cited Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk Operation, Dunkirk Evacuation) during World War II.

"After the breakthrough of the Maginot Line on May 10, 1940 and the capitulation of the Netherlands on May 14, the German command developed its success. Allied forces gathered on the coast were threatened with disaster, but Hitler ordered the advancing tanks to be stopped. in his Facebook post.

He noted that in 1940 the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in his famous speech called the events in Dunkirk a "miraculous liberation", and Churchill's praise was given to the rescue operation, in which 338,226 French and British soldiers were evacuated from the beach and harbor of the city of Dunkirk in France.

Today my main message is to save the Mariupol garrison, apply the "extraction" procedure to us. Today is not 1940, now it is 2022. People will simply die here. , private houses and high-rise buildings, where they are simply shot ... A lot of people died in the city, the city was practically wiped off the face of the earth, "he urged.

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