The commander of the Ukrainian 36th Marine Brigade, Serhii Volynskyi (known as Volyna), has appealed to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to initiate an “extraction” procedure and take them to Turkey.
Direct quote: “Dear Mr President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Marine Major Serhii Volynskyi is appealing to you. I am currently serving in the 36th Marine Brigade stationed at the Mariupol garrison, which has been fighting for 65 days in a row.
We have 600 servicemen with injuries of various degrees of severity who are in dire need of help. We have civilians with us who have been injured and who also need your help. Hundreds of civilians and dozens of children have also sought safety with us at the Azovstal steel plant. The youngest is four months old.
I am now appealing to the Turkish people and to the President to initiate an extraction procedure and to do everything possible to take the Mariupol garrison to Turkey, to actually get us away from Azovstal with security guarantees from Turkey. We are greatly counting on your help.”
Source: Ukrainian pravda