: :inin Kyiv (EET)

First 28 soldiers of Ilovaisk group go out of encirclement


First 28 soldiers of the Ilovaisk group that were surrounded went to the National Guard outpost in Komsomolsk.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote about this on his Facebook page.
“First soldiers of the Ilovaisk group went out of the encirclement to a strong point of the National Guard brigade in Komsomolsk – 28 people from the Interior Ministry battalions Peacemaker (14), Kherson (3), and Dnipro-1 (11). With them, a few people from the Defense Ministry’s territorial defense battalions,” Avakov wrote.
He also informed that in total, about 100 soldiers came over the night to the positions of the Ukrainian security services.
The Minister said that it is not the group that held the defense near Chervonopolske.
Recall, Donbas battalion commander Semen Semenchenko with reference to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that an agreement was reached for the withdrawal from the encirclement of battalions, blocked near Ilovaisk. In particular, according to the agreements, until 10.00 a.m., on August 30, all soldiers, who did not surrender, with arms and flags were to be allowed through a special corridor to the place of deployment of the main ATO forces and military equipment – undermined. In addition, within a few days, all those who surrendered, and the wounded, who are in captivity, will be exchanged for Russian troops in Kharkiv
However, on Saturday morning, Semenchenko informed: a military unit that surrounded the Ukrainian soldiers near Chervonopolske said that they know nothing about the agreements, reached by the President of Ukraine concerning the creation of a corridor for the withdrawal of security forces from the encirclement near Ilovaisk. Negotiations are underway.

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