Ukraine’s military intelligence agency has recently released a data showing that Russia has so far turned over the bodies of 210 Ukrainian troops who have been killed in the battle for Mariupol. It says the majority of them were among the last holdouts in the Azovstal steelworks.
The agency did not mentioned on Tuesday about how many bodies are believed to remain in the rubble of the plant.
Russia now controls the destroyed port city. It began turning over bodies last week. Ukraine said on Saturday that the two sides had exchanged 320 bodies, with each getting back 160. It is not clear whether any more bodies have been given to Russia.
The Ukrainian fighters have defended the steelworks for over three months before surrendering in May under relentless Russian attacks from the ground, sea and air.