Ukraine is negotiating with the Russian Federation to evacuate 38 seriously wounded AFU soldiers from Azovstal. This is only the first stage of the release of Ukrainian soldiers from the territory of the plant. The Minister for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories Iryna Vereshchuk said this on Telegram.
"Now we are negotiating only 38 seriously wounded (lying) fighters. We are working step by step. We will exchange 38 wounded, then we will move on. Now there are no negotiations on the exchange of 500 or 600 people, as reported by some media", - wrote the official.
Vereshchuk also stressed that the negotiations are very difficult, because the Russian Federation does not want to compromise on the evacuation of our military.
It should be noted that the Azovstal plant is completely blocked by Russian troops. Now Ukraine has no possibility to break through to our fighters militarily, so Ukrainian diplomats are forced to negotiate the evacuation with representatives of the Russian Federation.