Ukraine Cedes Mariupol to Russia as Azov Nazis Surrender

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed on its social media networks Tuesday evening that its people holed up at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have been ordered to surrender.

Echoing the euphemistic language used by Western media outlets, the Ukrainian military statement explained:

“The garrison ‘Mariupol’ has completed the assigned combat mission. The highest military command issued an order to the commanders of the units located at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel.”

A social media post was released by Azov Regiment commander Denis Prokopenko stating: “In order to save lives, the entire Mariupol garrison is implementing the approved decision of the Supreme Military Command and hopes for the support of the Ukrainian people.”

The first stage of surrender was completed on Monday when 264 wounded neo-Nazis exited Azovstal. There are now 53 wounded Ukros in a hospital in Novoazovsk and 211 Ukros in Yelenovka, both of which are part of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Ukrainian Nazi leg foot amputation injury

Russian sources have estimated that about 2,200 people have been trapped in the basements of the huge Azovstal complex.

According to the deputy minister of defense of Ukraine, Anna Malyar, and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, those who surrender will be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war taken captive by Kiev. The terms of the exchange, however, have not yet been decided.

Ukrainians surrend Mariupol

After the last neo-Nazi leaves Azovstal, the battle for Mariupol will be effectively over, and Russia will have gained total control of the strategically vital city.

Ukrainian surrender out of Azovstal Mariupol

Photo above: Surrendered Nazis being transported by bus to prison in Russia-controlled territory

Video above: “Do not make heroes out of deserters and fighters who voluntarily surrendered. They chose the path of shame and in no way should these people be glorified” – Azov commander Denis Prokopenko, around a month ago