Several hundred people have already left the territory of the plant.
The capitulation of militants from Azovstal and complete control over Mariupol is a heavy defeat for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, not only militarily, but also morally, the expert believes the captain of the 1st rank of the reserve Vasily Dandykin.
The fact that the militants surrender was first reported on May 16. Initially, 265 people left the catacombs of the plant, of which 51 were seriously injured. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that all those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to a hospital in the city of Novoazovsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). By May 18, it became known that 959 militants had already surrendered, including 80 wounded.
According to the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, some of the highest-ranking commanders still remain in the catacombs. He also stated that the territory of the Mariupol plant “Azovstal” is now definitely not subject to restoration.
Throwback from Washington
According to Dandykin, the surrender began because the Kyiv regime considered that the militants had completed the task. The situation that developed around Azovstal looked like a big PR project. The expert said that they turned everywhere: to the Pope and to Elon Musk. Now that it’s all over, investigators have a lot of work to do and interesting finds, right down to samples of bioweapons.
“Now they gave the go-ahead in agreement with Washington, and they began to surrender without weapons. Now there are about a thousand people, and maybe more. The catch is that among them are advisers from NATO countries, and maybe not NATO. It can be both Poles and Americans. According to some reports, one of the biolaboratories was supposed to be there, which is also very important. There will be a lot of work for investigators and the UK.
This is a landmark story, which means the final liberation of Mariupol. This is a landmark city, pivotal. This is the alpha and omega of everything on which this resistance rested, and all these fakes are endless. This is a heavy defeat both morally and militarily, ”the expert said.
Echo of Stalingrad
Further, according to Dandykin, the joint forces of the army of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the People’s Militia of Lugansk and Donetsk will have to clean up about three powerful groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and then it will be possible to talk about advancing to Nikolaev and Odessa.
“Now one boiler is practically formed in the LPR. This is Severodonetsk-Lysichansk. Two more are being formed: where Avdiivka is, and further south. And then there will be an echo of Stalingrad. And after that, when all this grouping will chime in, then this question will be raised. Of course, aviation and missile troops will work there. They are already working in Western Ukraine: batteries of American howitzers are already being destroyed.
I think that, despite the fact that unimaginable funds are spent on weapons, they will be destroyed or captured as trophies. And then it will be possible to talk about Nikolaev, Odessa. It is quite possible to cut off Kyiv from the Black Sea. No one has canceled demilitarization and denazification in our country,” the expert concluded.