OREANDA-NEWS  The People's Militia of the DPR found at the Azovstal plant a group of hiding or stragglers during the surrender of the Ukrainian military. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the head of the republic Denis Pushilin.

The politician did not name the exact number of fighters found, but indicated that they were detained and sent to a place of temporary detention.

"But isn't there someone else hiding? To answer 100 percent for now, until we thoroughly check every nook and cranny of Azovstal, and there the territory is quite serious… No one will sign it yet," Pushilin said.

He assured that the People's Militia will continue demining and clearing the territory of the plant. All detected fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) will also be detained and escorted.

Earlier, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Rodion Miroshnik said that there are about eight thousand captured servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the republics of Donbass. About two and a half thousand of them surrendered after the battles for Azovstal.