There are no surgical instruments at Azovstal, the hospital is being bombed, the bodies are decomposing: the number of dead and wounded soldiers has become known

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 10 2022 at 11:58 am

The Russian military continues to attack Azovstal with all possible weapons. Meanwhile, the former commander of Azov announced preparations for a military operation to unblock Mariupol.

During the past 24hrs, 34 aircraft have been flown to the territory of the Azovstal plant, which is defended by Mariupol defenders, including 8 flights of strategic bombers. does not stop trying to capture the Ukrainian fortress and continues to carry out daily assaults with the support of infantry, "- reported in the telegram channel Azov - Mariupol.

At the same time, Ukrainian defenders are working on a military plan to unblock Mariupol . Diplomatic discussion continues in parallel . This work is being done with the top leadership of the Armed Forces.

As ex-commander of the Azov Regiment Maxim Zhorin said in an interview with Channel 24, it was absolutely realistic to carry out a military blockade of Mariupol in the first month and a half. This process was possible with relatively small forces. Jorin says hundreds of volunteers have expressed readiness to unblock, despite the complexity of the operation. At present, he states, it is impossible to carry out a one-stage unblocking.

"However, in addition to the diplomatic process, in parallel there is a process of preparing a military operation to unblock the city. It may be multi-stage today with previously liberated other cities, regrouping," - said Jorin.

He added that this will take a long time, as it will first be necessary to complete the necessary military equipment and weapons.

I am not sure that those who are currently on the territory of Azovstal have this time. Therefore, we are preparing and working in parallel in two directions: diplomatic - to save and take them out, and the military, which in any case, we will implement it, "the serviceman explained.

According to Svyatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, both Russian and Ukrainian servicemen die every day.

"Negotiations are underway. Will the agreements be fulfilled? It is difficult to say. The wounded must be evacuated as soon as possible. We no longer have surgical instruments. It is not possible to provide qualified medical care," Palamar said in an interview with the BBC.

Palamar notes that the exact number of troops remaining under the rubble is unknown.

"I will not announce the number of dead. Believe me, we are talking about hundreds of Ukrainian servicemen. About 600 people are wounded. But this figure is growing every day, as well as the number of dead. We do not even know how many military bodies we could not remove from under "I believe that the Russian side also needs to collect its killed soldiers. This requires a ceasefire and an agreement between the two sides to collect the bodies of the dead. It is already warm outside. The bodies are beginning to decompose and poison everything," he said.

Also, according to him, many soldiers are dying due to lack of proper medicine .

"Our servicemen are dying every day from serious injuries. We don't have enough antibiotics, bandages, we don't have fresh air. Our hospital is being bombed. We have a lot of injuries. We have a lot of people killed in the bombings. The situation is catastrophic." stressed Palamar.

He reiterated the need to evacuate the wounded immediately.

"This, in turn, requires our commander-in-chief to make every effort to turn to all international organizations to help our soldiers. Believe me, they deserve it. We hope we can agree. In any army in the world, respectively. "Before the Geneva Conventions, it is customary not to shoot in the hospital. Although mobile, though stationary. We have a different situation. But we hope that thanks to the intervention of a third party it will be possible to settle and evacuate wounded, non-combatants. Palamar.

It is known that Russian troops surrounded Mariupol in the first days of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine. On May 1, the evacuation of civilians hiding in the Azovstal bomb shelter began. On May 3, the Russian occupiers began storming the plant. The enemy used armored vehicles and tanks, tried to land by boat and attracted a huge number of infantry .

On May 8, at a briefing at the Azovstal plant, intelligence officer of the Azov Regiment Ilya Samoilenko stated that the fighters were not receiving any assistance and were left alone with the enemy. He also added that the fighters do not intend to surrender and will fight to the last.

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