19 Jun 2022

Ukraine: the last defenders of Mariupol face uncertain future

Policy Correspondent

Up to two and a half thousand Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered after spending weeks defending the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, are thought to be being held captive in Russian occupied areas of Donetsk – as Ukraine tries to negotiate their release.

Today, according to the Russian news agency TASS – two of their commanders were taken into Russia itself – to a detention centre in Moscow.

Pro-Russian officials in Donetsk have hinted at a so called “international tribunal”. So what’s happening to the other soldiers? Paul McNamara has been finding out.