The commander of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Sergei Volynsky (Volina), in a new video message, asks to apply the “extraction” procedure to the defenders of Mariupol, following the example of the operation in Dunkirk in 1940.
Source: Volynsky’s Facebook page reported Ukrayinska Pravda.
Quote: “For 62 days we have been conducting combat operations in complete encirclement, now we are territorially located at the Azovstal plant, we carry out tasks together with the units of the Azov Regiment and other units that are surrounded …
There are more than 600 wounded guys of varying conditions in our group, they really need medical help , there are no conditions, no treatments, no personnel who could help them.
Also, civilians are injured, to whom we provide assistance to them as much as we can. With us are hundreds of civilians, dozens of children, many people with disabilities, the elderly. The situation is difficult, there are problems with water.”
Details: Volynsky recalled that he had appealed to world leaders and diplomats so that the defenders of Mariupol would be heard and so that they applied the “extraction” procedure, following the example of Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk operation, Dunkirk evacuation) during World War II.
So, in 1940, the military of Britain and France were surrounded by German troops and blockaded in the area of the city of Dunkirk.
The troops that had accumulated on the coast were threatened with disaster, but Hitler ordered to stop the offensive and “not to approach Dunkirk closer than 10 km.”
Winston Churchill, in a famous speech in 1940, called the events at Dunkirk a “miracle”.
More than 300,000 French and British soldiers were evacuated during the rescue operation.
Quote: “Today my main message is: save the Mariupol garrison. Apply the “extraction” procedure to us. It’s not 1940, it’s 2022. People will simply die here. The wounded will die, and the living will die in battle, civilians die here with us in bunkers, private houses and high-rise buildings, where they are simply shot.”
Volynsky added that the defenders of Mariupol hope for help.