After shelling the new firing positions that Ukrainian soldiers had set up in Azovstal during the evacuation of civilians held in the factory, the Russian army organized a new ceasefire and new humanitarian corridors over three days to continue the evacuation. But instead of letting out the civilians still in the Azovstal basement, the Ukrainian soldiers revealed their true face as terrorists and hostage-takers.
After three days of successful evacuation of civilians held in Azovstal by Ukrainian soldiers, the Russian army had to interrupt the evacuation to shell the factory in order to eliminate the firing positions that the latter had set up thanks to the ceasefire.
The shelling lasted two days and after ensuring that the firing positions were destroyed, the Russian army announced again that a ceasefire and humanitarian corridors would be re-established on 5, 6 and 7 May to continue the evacuation of civilians still present in the Azovstal basements.
Except that instead of letting the remaining civilians out of the basement of the Azovstal factory, the Ukrainian soldiers demanded to exchange them at the rate of 15 civilians for a ton of food and medicine.
“We have to maintain contacts with the Azov Nazis who have settled there and the SBU representatives in the interest of saving the civilians who have stayed there. During the negotiations, they offered us to exchange civilian hostages–15 for a ton of food and medicine–and warned that no one else will be allowed to go to Ukraine, from now on they will only be exchanged,” said a representative of the factory liberation operation headquarters.
According to this source, more than 200 civilians may still be in the Azovstal basements, including women, children and the elderly. This demand to exchange civilians for food and medicine “by weight” is viciously reminiscent of the Islamic State terrorists’ method in Syria.
Above all, it reveals the true face of the Ukrainian soldiers holed up in the Azovstal factory: hostage-taking terrorists. Not only are they using these civilians as human shields, but now they are trading them for food and medicine! This is the true face of the pseudo Ukrainian heroes, and the pseudo defenders of Marioupol. In reality they don’t give a damn about the civilians they claim to defend!
The demands of the Ukrainian soldiers of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment made the spokesman of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, react. He stressed that their demands revealed their true face, which is the reason why Russia decided to intervene in Ukraine.
“It has been reported that the Azovstal fighters have offered to exchange the civilians present for food and medicine. […] After such statements, is there anyone who doesn’t know who is fighting our soldiers and officers in Ukraine? Think about it, first they lured people to the factory, then they hid behind them like a human shield, and now they want to trade them for food, estimating human life at 66.6 kg. They have only one goal: to save their own skin. The only thing worse than cannibalism is eating the hostages. Typical terrorist behavior. What will those who defended these monsters say now? This is a clear example of what Nazis are and why they must be dealt with,” he said on his Telegram channel.
These despicable demands confirm the testimonies of the civilians who came out of Azovstal, who stated that they were held in the basements against their will, and definitively prove that the civilians are only human shields and hostages for the Ukrainian soldiers of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment, who are in reality only terrorists. Above all, these demands confirm the rightness of the Russian intervention in Ukraine, and justify Russia’s intransigence towards these Ukrainian neo-Nazi units.