China News Service, May 16. According to Agence France-Presse, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on the 16th local time that after negotiations with representatives of Ukrainian soldiers blocked at the Azov steel plant in Mariupol, the two sides have reached an agreement on the transfer of the wounded. protocol.

Data map: On April 21, local time, thick smoke rose from the Azov Steel Plant in Mariupol, Ukraine.

  The Russian Ministry of Defense added that the Azov steel plant will go into a "silence" during the evacuation of the wounded and open a humanitarian corridor to transport wounded Ukrainian soldiers to a hospital in Novazovsk, Donetsk.

  Agence France-Presse said the Ukrainian side did not respond to this.

  Earlier on the 14th, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Veresyuk said that Ukraine was negotiating with Russia to evacuate 60 people from the Azov steel plant, adding that there are currently hundreds of wounded there who need treatment.