Russia captures 265 Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol steel plant May 18, 2022 0 0 12345 dpaMoscowThe Russian military has captured 265 Ukrainian fighters from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol since Monday, it said.“In the past 24 hours, 265 fighters, including 51 seriously wounded, have laid down their weapons and were taken into captivity,” Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.The numbers differ slightly from Kiev’s information, which spoke of 264 prisoners, among them 53 seriously injured.The Russian ministry published a video showing the capture of the Ukrainians, medical treatment being administered and the injured being taken away.Moscow, however, did not mention whether a proposed prisoner exchange with Kiev will actually take place.Injured fighters were taken to a hospital in Novoazovsk, Konashenkov said.Konashenkov did not give any information on the whereabouts of the other prisoners. According to Ukrainian reports, they are supposed to be taken to the village of Olenivka, near the front line.Novoazovsk, controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, is located east of Mariupol, on the border with Russia.Mariupol was surrounded shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, with Ukrainian defenders holed up in the Azovstal steel plant as Russian troops gradually took control of the city.Hundreds of civilians had been evacuated from the plant site in recent days.Meanwhile, in the western Russian region of Kursk, on the border with Ukraine, several buildings were attacked by the Ukrainian side, according to Russian sources.“Today, at 5 o’clock in the morning, the border village of Alexeyevka in the Glushkovo district was shelled with heavy weapons,” Kursk Governor Roman Starovoyt announced on Tuesday. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Finland and Sweden move to brink of NATO membership May 18, 2022 0 0 British rapist who also killed woman convicted 35 years later May 18, 2022 0 0 British plans for NI Protocol ‘damaging to trust’: Irish minister May 18, 2022 0 0 Germany’s Scholz criticised over Kiev ‘photo-op’ comment dpa Berlin After weeks of dismissing questions over whether he would personally go to Kiev to meet Ukrainian leaders, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has provoked criticism from the opposition by saying he did not want to .. Spain approves bill on period pain sick leave dpa Madrid Spain’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft bill giving workers the right to take sick leave due to severe period pain. Adopting the legislation would make Spain the first country in Europe with such a law. Women .. Biden to speak in Buffalo in wake of racially motivated mass shooting Washington US President Joe Biden will once again rely on the message that launched his presidential campaign as he looks to comfort another city torn apart by racial violence Tuesday, with a White House official saying .. Moscow, Kiev suspend peace talks Kiev/Moscow (dpa) - Ukraine and Russia have suspended negotiations to end the war for the time being. Kiev’s negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said on Ukrainian television that progress could not be made in talks if Russia ..