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Command of the National Guard to draw out "Azov" battalion from Mariupol
09:23, 27 August 2016
Command of the National Guard to draw out "Azov" battalion from Mariupol

The battalion say "fighters are withdrawn in order not to interfere in surrending military positions and entire cities"

09:23, 27 August 2016

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National Battalion "Azov" on the orders of the commander of the National Guard under the order of the National Guard Commander General-Lieutenant Yuriy Allerov will be withdrawn from Mariupol. 10 days ago of the battalion was transferred to Zaporizhia region for performing absolutely extrinsical missions to special forces.

This was reported by the press service of "Azov".

"Command of the Natioanl Guard has not invented anything better than to put the "Azov" fighters to keep the watch on non-performing checkpoints and observation posts outside the ATO zone. Previously, these tasks were performed by local Zaporizhia national guards, mostly regular soldier, who are now being sent to Mariupol checkpoints in the ATO zone "- reads the statement.

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It is reported that the order on "Azov" withdrawal was signed before the celebration of Independence Day, when the front-line city demanded reinforcements.

The battalion assumed that "the withdrawal is necessary in order to Azov soldiers do not interfere with the government and pro-Russian command of the National Guard to surrender their military positions and the entire city."

As it was reported earlier, the contact group in Minsk announced the need for permanent ceasefire from 1 September.

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