And they will try.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has confirmed in its social networks, on Tuesday evening, that its servicemen holed up at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol have been ordered to surrender. “The garrison “Mariupol” has completed the assigned combat mission. The highest military command issued an order to the commanders of the units located at Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel,” the Ukrainian military statement explained. According to Kiev, while holding positions at Azovstal, its soldiers prevented Russian troops from operating in other theaters.
But then again, since we all know now that these were US and Great Britain who defeated Hitler, with some marginal help from those Rooskies, and that Russians lose daily the equivalent of motor-rifle division in 404 (that is what BBC and NBC think) and soon will try desperately to defend Moscow against Ukie juggernaut, we all should expect:
1. Declarations that this means absolutely nothing;
2. Declaration that Russians lost there no less than the whole Military District (army group) worth of personnel;
3. That in the end, Azov Nazis and VSU defeated Russians.
I agree, I would also suggest to British to introduce to Sandhurst's programs this event as a way to defeat Russians. I am sure that will improve the educational level of UK's officer corps. Pentagon should also follow suit. After all, we all saw how triumphantly those "planners" conducted operations in Afghanistan. In the meantime, FSB is having its hands full "processing" homicidal criminals from Azov and their Western "colleagues". Prepare for some big stories.