Russia He does not intend to change the “prisoners” of the Azov battalion from Mariupol.
On May 16 Russia The Defense Ministry announced that an agreement had been reached on the withdrawal of Ukrainian servicemen from the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol. In the evening of the same day, the wounded Ukrainian fighters began to be taken by bus to the territory controlled by Russian troops.
Ukraine The party called it a “humanitarian operation to rescue the defenders of Mariupol” and hoped that, Once their situation stabilizes, they will exchange their fighters for Russian prisoners of war. At the same time, Ukraine The Defense Ministry claims that, Another way to save Azovstal defenders in the current situation way no.
Russia In the press, this process is called the “mass surrender” of the defenders of Mariupol. In addition, it is reported with reference to the website of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation that, Russia Ali The court will soon consider the case on the recognition of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion as a terrorist organization.
Recognition of the Ukrainian militarized nationalist Azov Union (other names: Azov Battalion, Azov Regiment) as a terrorist organization and An administrative case has been launched to ban him from operating in the Russian Federation. The trial is set for May 26 in the Russian Federation Ali It will be held in the court building, “the Russian Justice Ministry said.
Russian publications write later that, The State Duma will soon consider a “draft resolution banning the exchange of Nazi criminals.”
Earlier, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said at the plenary session that, “Nazi criminals should not be changed and Russia is doing everything to bring them to justice. ” He instructed the Duma’s Defense Committee to draft a resolution banning the exchange of prisoners from the Azov battalion.
Recall that, Yesterday, the State Duma made a proposal to restore the death penalty in Russia.