Ukraine’s Zelensky Warns Against Trial of Prisoners Captured at Azovstal Steel Plant

ODESSA, Ukraine—The chief of a Russian-backed breakaway area in japanese Ukraine introduced particulars of plans to place captured Ukrainian troopers on trial in Mariupol, a transfer that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned would imply an finish to all negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow.

Denis Pushilin, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Individuals’s Republic, informed Russian state tv Monday that preparations have been nearing completion for the trial of troopers who have been captured after holding out for months at Mariupol’s Azovstal metal plant. “At this moment we can say that material on 80 cases of Azov crimes is completely ready,” Mr. Pushilin stated.