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Ukrainian Troops Taken From Azovstal Steelworks, Yielding Strategic City Of Mariupol To Russia

After enduring 82 days of bombardment an estimated 264 Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal steel plant have been transferred to Russian custody. Hundreds of troops and civilians had been holed up for weeks in underground bunkers in the sprawling industrial complex enduring fierce bombardment.

The surrender ends the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war, leaving behind the shattered port city of Mariupol and a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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