Total of 771 Azov Battalion troops surrendered to Russian-led forces in Mariupol

Total of 771 Azov Battalion troops surrendered to Russian-led forces in Mariupol

The Russian Ministry of Defence has announced that a total of 771 members of the Nazi unit known as the Azov Battalion surrendered at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol during the past 24 hours.

In addition, hundreds of Ukrainian military targets, including command headquarters, have been destroyed.

“During the past 24 hours, 771 militants of the Nazi Azov battalion surrendered at the Azovstal plant, including 80 wounded, and all are receiving the necessary medical services,” the ministry’s spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a press briefing today.

Thus, the total number of militants of the Azov Brigade who have surrendered since May 16th has reached up to 1,730.

Konashenkov added that “During the past 24 hours, using high-precision Russian air missiles, 7 headquarters and 11 depots of weapons were destroyed in several towns in [areas claimed by] the Donetsk People’s Republic, in addition to destroying 26 sites for mobilising manpower and combat equipment, a battery of the S-300 anti-air system in Nikolaev province and a battery of the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft system.”

Konashenkov noted that operational and tactical aviation targeted two command headquarters and 58 sites for mobilising manpower and combat equipment, in addition to eliminating 340 Nazi extremists and disabling 62 pieces of combat equipment.

Konashenkov said that the missile and artillery forces also destroyed 6 command headquarters, 295 manpower and combat equipment mobilisation sites, 43 artillery and mortar positions, and two radar stations, as well as 15 drones.