Donetsk, May 17 - DAN. Two hundred and fifty-six Ukrainian gunmen have surrendered at the “Azovstal” plant in Mariupol, the Donetsk People’s Republic Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Tuesday.

“Overall, 256 Ukrainian gunmen have surrendered at the “Azovstal” Works,” the Headquarters said. “There are 51 wounded among the prisoners.”

The wounded are receiving necessary medical assistance.

In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the assault on the Mariupol-based “Azovstal” plant was inexpedient, but ordered to block the Ukrainian gunmen there. The humanitarian operation to evacuate civilians from the plant was completed in early May. The industrial zone of the enterprise  became the last shelter of the invaders in Mariupol, including gunmen of the neo-Nazi “Azov” formation (the organization is banned in the DPR).*jk