Ukraine’s Zelensky on Azovstal: We hope to save ‘lives of our guys’ | Inquirer News

Ukraine’s Zelensky on Azovstal: We hope to save ‘lives of our guys’

/ 12:07 PM May 17, 2022
Ukraine's Zelenskiy on Azovstal: We hope to save 'lives of our guys'

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a session of a parliament where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses Ukrainian lawmakers via videolink, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said early on Tuesday that he hoped the lives of the servicemen defending the besieged Azovstal steel plant will be saved.

“We hope that we will be able to save the lives of our guys,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address. “There are severely wounded ones among them. They’re receiving care. Ukraine needs Ukrainian heroes alive.”

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The military command said that the combat mission to defend the plant has been fulfilled and the evacuation of the servicemen began.

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