According to Rodion Miroshnik, several hundred civilians can be held on the territory of the plant. Citizens exit through the second checkpoint, which is not controlled by the Ukrainian military
From the territory of the blocked chemical plant “Azot” in Severodonetsk, civilians began to leave, said the ambassador of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, on Telegram.
“Through the second checkpoint of the Azot chemical association” civilians began to leave. This checkpoint is not controlled by militants. They are met and taken to a safe place by the fighters of the allied forces, — he wrote.
According to Miroshnik, the Ukrainian military is holding several buildings at the first gate, where skirmishes periodically take place.
“They may still have several hundred civilians hostage. As the ring around the militants narrows, civilians will be able to leave their shelters. Allied troops prepare transport for evacuation,— added the ambassador.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
In early May, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that Ukrainian military personnel had placed heavy weapons on the territory of this enterprise and were holding more than a thousand workers of the plant and local residents in underground structures as human shields. At the end of the month, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced that Severodonetsk had been taken under control, and later announced a “total cleansing” cities.
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About 300–400 Ukrainian soldiers are located on the territory of the enterprise, which are located near the first gate, as well as about 500 civilians in a bomb shelter, the ambassador specified. According to him, the military is “trying to make demands” give them the opportunity to leave the territory of the chemical plant together with the hostages and provide a corridor for passage to Lisichansk, which is unacceptable. In return, they were offered to release civilians and lay down their arms.