Marine Commander Serhiy Volyna asked the President of Turkey to remove people from Azovstal

Kostia Andreikovets

The commander of the 36th Marine Brigade, Serhiy Volynskyi (Volyn), appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to use the "extraction" procedure and deport Azovstal defenders and civilians to Turkey.

"Dear Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan [...] We have 600 servicemen with various injuries who are in dire need of help. We have civilians with us who have been injured, and who also need your help. Hundreds of civilians and dozens of children are also looking for safety with us at the facility [...]. I appeal to the Turkish people, to the esteemed President, to apply the extraction procedure to us, to do everything possible to bring the Mariupol garrison to the territory of Turkey," Volynsky told Habertürk TV.

He stressed that the situation in Azovstal is very difficult. The Russians do not stop trying to storm the industrial zone and are constantly shelling it.