Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement to transport the wounded from the Azov steel plant, is it a surrender?
2022-05-17: [Article Link]
Russia-Ukraine has reached an agreement to transport the wounded out of the Speed Steel Factory! What does it mean by the news coming from Sunday night? There is not much to read from outside, and the Russian side is very polite, but “Today Russia” reports remind that these wounded were evacuated in the control of the militia forces of the “People's Republic of Donetsk” and that the evacuated wounded would apparently be detained by pro-Russian Utun civilian forces. According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported on Mondays to journalists that an agreement had been reached with the Ugandan army at the “Astron Steel Factory” to transfer the wounded from the factory to the hospital in the “Donetsk People's Republic”.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, “on 16 May, they reached an agreement to evacuate the wounded after negotiating with representatives of the U.S. Army who were trapped in the Mariubor `Ascent Steel Plant'”.
The Russian Ministry of Defence indicated that a “quiet” system was now in place in the factory area and that a humanitarian corridor had been opened through which wounded Ukrainian military personnel would be transported to a hospital in New Azovsk, the People's Republic of Donetsk, in order to provide them with the necessary assistance. The Russian military indicated that the withdrawal plan would take place after an agreement had been reached later on Monday.
The Russian Ministry of Defence did not reveal any more details of the agreement, nor did it describe the evacuation of these wounded in terms of “surrender.” It is clear that the future situation of these Ukrainian wounded is not so different from that of surrender.
According to “Russia Today” television, Novo Azovsk is a small town about 40 kilometres east of Mali Upor, controlled by the “Commander of the People's Republic of Donetsk”. Russia recognized the Republic as an “independent State” prior to its attack on Ukraine at the end of February, and it is clear that the wounded Ukrainian soldiers who withdrew from the quick steel plant detained the “Community of the Democratic People's Republic of Donetsk”. Of course, while the wounded would be detained, at least they would have been treated in the hospital before then, a much better fate than waiting for death at the quick steel factory.
That is why the U.S. army of the “Astead Steel Factory” is willing to reach an agreement to withdraw the wounded to the Russian-controlled zone.
Prior to that, the Russians had just used a large murder weapon against the quick steel factory.
According to the Daily Telegraph of the United Kingdom, Ukraine accused Russia of throwing “white phosphorous bombs” at the quick steel plant on 15 September.
According to reports, according to a video shared in social media, thousands of bright incendiary bombs can be seen in the sky above the vast Soviet-era industrial park and then explode in contact with the ground.
According to a British military expert, the attack could have been carried out with white phosphorous or other incendiary bombs.
Ukrainian officials stated that Russian troops had used 9M22C incendiary bombs with aluminium heat agents in the bombing.
“They're burning about 2,000 to 2,500 degrees centigrade. It's almost impossible to stop it,” says Petro Andreshchenko, the adviser to the mayor of Maliubor on the Ukrainian side.
The video was released in social media by Alexander Khodakovski, the Russian-speaking commander of the Donetsk People's Republic.
“If you don't know what it is and what it is for — you can say it's even pretty,” Khodakovsky said in a message next to the video.
Russia did not report any specific weapons it used to attack the quick steel plant.
It was reported that white phosphorous munitions could be used on the battlefield to create smoke screens, lighting, marking targets or burning bunkers and buildings, and that white phosphorous was not prohibited as a chemical weapon under international conventions. However, some human rights organizations have urged a ban on the use of white phosphorous bombs, which were used in the United States during the war in Viet Nam and the war in Iraq in 2003-2011, as they cause serious burns. It can be said that, after the withdrawal of the civilian population, the Russian army has released its hands, whether or not it uses white phosphorus bombs, and the use of more powerful weapons to deter the garrisons in the quick steel factory is an inevitable option.
In the face of such attacks, it may be the best option for the factory guards, especially the wounded, to be taken to hospital.