Ukraine

Is there any way out of Azovstal steelworks for trapped Ukrainian troops?

As the world watches the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol take its stand in the Azovstal steel plant, Forces News has asked what comes next.

Soldiers from the Azov Battalion are believed to be running out of supplies and many of them are wounded, but a former military intelligence officer doubts they will give up their position.

With no safe passage out of the steelworks, Philip Ingram maintains the best hope of survival for the personnel is still negotiation – but that diplomacy may not be the preferred route for those holding out underground.