As Russian troops continue to push the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol, a photojournalist found serious suffering inside.

In a series of vivid shots, a photographer from the press service of the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine showed the horror of dimly lit makeshift “hospitals” inside the plant.

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Heavily bearded men smeared with mud with missing limbs, bandaged with homemade underwear and bloody clothes.

In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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Others have deep cuts clad behind a temporary plastic film that provides little to no privacy.

In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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There are reports that the branched complex has been shelled 34 times in the last 24 hours. Attempts to storm the plant continue.

In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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Sky News spoke with a member of the Azov Regiment, who is at the plant, who said that, in his opinion, all the remaining citizens have disappeared, and only the military remained inside, but it was impossible to say for sure.

In this photo, provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine, a soldier of the Azov Special Forces Regiment, wounded during battles with Russian forces, poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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According to other estimates, there may be up to 100 civilians.

In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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The photos appeared when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells the world that Ukraine has not received the amount of weapons it will take to unlock Mariupol and liberate the city.

In a photo provided by the Azov Special Forces Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, a Azov Special Forces soldier wounded in fighting with Russian forces poses for a photographer at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday.  , May 10, 2022 (Press Service of the National Guard of Ukraine Dmitry
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Zelensky said defenders continued to resist the Azovstal plant, but added: “We are using all possible diplomatic tools to save them, but Russia does not allow any of the proposed options.”

https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-the-pounding-of-azovstal-pictures-that-tell-a-thousand-words-12610290

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