Ukraine calls on its citizens in Mariupol to do so ready to evacuate. Putin emphasized that this port city is already under Russian control. However, 2,000 fighters entrenched in the Azovstal complex were not going to give up. In that polygon of 10 square kilometers there is also 1,000 civilians, including children.
The far-right Azov Battalion published photos in which they wandered through the tunnels of the Azovstal steel plants, in Mariupol, where the devastation caused by Russian attacks can be seen. Not only do Ukrainian soldiers take shelter there, but Upon entering another room of the bunker, dozens of children approached to salute the soldiers.
Since the beginning of the siege, The kids live locked in that room with their mothers. “We want to see the sun, because it’s dark here,” says one. One of the soldiers gives each one a fist, while another girl shows the little basket that has just finished. We also spend time playing on the mobile phone, but we want to go home, we want to see the sun,” says a young girl.
However, despite the horror they are in and not seeing the light of day in two months, they do not lose their smile. “We really want to go home. We want to come back alivesaid the boy.
According to Russia, this group of civilians is hostage to the Azov battalion Suggesting evacuation of steel plants if Ukrainian forces surrender. In this sense, they insist that they have already captured the city, although Ukraine says that there are still street battles, and that they will bomb the factory again. “The enemy continues to repel us and launches air strikes in the city,” said Oleksandr Sputun, a spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
While, kyiv is trying to revitalize the humanitarian corridors in MariupolBut it warns its citizens to be careful, because Moscow will open other doors in parallel to transport them to Russia. After Maripol, the Kremlin maintained a great goal, as Zelensky warned: “to establish control over southern Ukraine and reach the borders of Moldova.” Thus, he warns that the invasion of Ukraine will be just the beginning.
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