Military command orders stopping defense of Mariupol: Ukraine’s Azov Regiment

Ukraine’s Azov Regiment said the military command has issued an order to save the lives of soldiers and stop the defense of Mariupol.

The commander of the regiment also said in a video statement published on Friday that civilians and heavily wounded Ukrainian fighters had been evacuated from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.

Denys Prokopenko said in the video that the process of taking out the bodies of those who had died defending Azovstal was still under way.