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Azovstal fighters brought to Russian-controlled Olenivka after surrender – witness – Metro US

Azovstal fighters brought to Russian-controlled Olenivka after surrender – witness

Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered
Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works leave Mariupol

(Reuters) – Seven buses carrying Ukrainian fighters who held out for weeks against Russian forces at the Azovstal steel works in the port city of Mariupol arrived on Tuesday at a former penal colony in the Russian-controlled town of Olenivka near Donetsk, according to a Reuters witness.

The TASS news agency said the Russian Investigative Committee planned to question the soldiers, many of them members of the Azov Battalion, as part of an investigation into what Moscow calls “Ukrainian regime crimes”.

(Writing by Kevin Liffey; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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