Russian source: militants of Azovstal plant offered to exchange captured civilians for food

Moscow, SANA-A Russian military source revealed that the Ukrainian militants besieged in the Azovstal plant in Mariupol City offered to exchange the civilians whom they held in exchange for food and medicine.

The source said, in a statement to RIA Novosti Agency, that contacts were maintained with the Nazis in Azovstal in order to save the civilians who remained there and during the negotiations, they offered to exchange the civilian hostages for food and medicine.

The source noted that the conditions they requested were to exchange every 15 hostages for a ton of food and medicine.

The source pointed out that the same methods were used in Syria when negotiations were underway with Daesh terrorists, who also offered to exchange the released persons in exchange for food and medicine.

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