After the fall of the Azov steelworks in Mariupol, which had been under siege for weeks, the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers are to be taken to the capital Kyiv. Most of the surviving fighters surrendered to the Russian forces, but countless corpses are suspected in the cellars.
These are to be identified using DNA analysis and brought to Kyiv, reports the AP news agency, citing a spokeswoman for the ultra-nationalist Azov combat unit and a Ukrainian military spokesman. In return, dead Russian soldiers are to be brought back by the Ukrainian side. Both governments have not yet officially confirmed the process.
In addition to the fighters from the Azov unit of the Ukrainian army, numerous civilians have also holed up in the steelworks. Whether their bodies also fall under the Compromise is unknown.
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