D.He finally thought that the port city would be captured by Russian invaders in the coming hours by the Ukrainian armed forces in Mariupol. “Today will be the last battle because there is a shortage of ammunition,” the 36th Navy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Facebook on Monday. According to their own reports, the military leadership in Kiev is also expecting a major offensive “very soon” by Russian armed forces in the east of the country.
The Mariupol Brigade said the Ukrainian soldiers were “pushed back” and “surrounded” by the Russian army. “All the infantrymen were killed and gun battles are now taking over the artillery, anti-aircraft guns, radio operators, drivers and cooks. Even the orchestra.” Half of the remaining players were wounded.
“No one wants to contact us anymore because we were discounted,” the players continued. Victory means “death for some of us and imprisonment for the rest”.
Meanwhile, Russian news agencies report that Russian-backed separatists have seized the city’s port. On Monday, the Donetsk separatist leader Denis Pussilin told the RIA Novosti news agency, “The port of Mariupol is under our control.
The strategically important port city of Mariupol lies between the Crimean Peninsula, which is annexed by Russia, and the pro-Russian separatist areas in the Donbass. Ukraine has been besieged since the first days of the Russian occupation war and is now largely destroyed.
Slovakia cannot confirm the destruction of Russia’s warship
According to its foreign minister, the Slovak government has no information that its anti-aircraft missile system, recently delivered to Ukraine, was destroyed by the Russian military. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said four anti-aircraft guns had been destroyed by anti-aircraft missiles in the southern suburbs of the city of Dinibro. About 25 Ukrainian soldiers were also killed in Sunday’s attack.
Konashenkov said on Monday that Ukraine had received air defense systems from a European country. He did not say what it was. Slovakia announced last week that it had handed over the Soviet-made S-300 system to Ukraine.
When asked in Brussels, Slovakian Foreign Minister Ivan Gorkok said there was no evidence that his country’s arms supply had been destroyed.
British military intelligence has warned against the use of phosphorus ammunition
British military intelligence has warned that Russia could use phosphorus ammunition in attacks on the southeastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, according to the Defense Ministry in London. The possibility is heightened by the fact that Russia has already used such ammunition in the Donetsk region.
Meanwhile, shelling continued in Donetsk and neighboring Luhansk region. Ukrainian troops repulsed several attacks and destroyed Russian tanks, vehicles and artillery equipment, intelligence sources said on Monday morning. Russian shelling continues in two regions of eastern Ukraine.
Russia continues to rely on unmanned bombs, the ministry said. This reduces the ability to accurately target targets while attacking. In response, it said the risk of civilian casualties was significantly increased.
“The day will come when Russia will have to admit the truth”
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky sharply criticized Russia’s policy of denying the facts in a video speech on Monday night. In his speech, Zhelensky said that Russia is trying to avoid responsibility for “every pastor who flies the Russian flag and comes into our country and kills our people” and tries to bring Ukraine to justice.
“What is Russia doing? What are its officials, its campaigners and ordinary people doing over and over again on television,” Zelenskyy noted of the selective search for truth in the state-controlled Russian media. You deny any liability. You’re lying, “Zhelensky continued, speaking to himself angrily.
“They have already strayed far from reality to accuse us of what the Russian military really did,” he said, criticizing the Russian leadership’s attempts to assassinate Ukrainian President Puja and other suburbs of Kiev, where hundreds of civilians were killed. Ukrainian page.
According to Zelenskyj, its background is that Moscow does not have the courage to admit its misguided policy towards its neighbors. “They are afraid to admit that they have taken the wrong position for decades and have expended enormous resources to support the human zeros who wanted to become the future heroes of the Ukrainian-Russian friendship,” Zhelensky said.
Moscow’s efforts to rebuild its own population in Ukraine have failed. Because these people are “only trained in stuffing money from Russia into their own pockets”. To cover up these mistakes, new mistakes were made. But in doing so, Russia lost all political tools and finally started this war.
In addition, Russia is trying to shift the blame for everything to Ukraine. “They captured Crimea and we should blame it,” Zhelensky said. “They destroyed every normal life in Donbass, and we blame it. They have been killing people in our country for eight years, and they say it’s our fault.
This applies to the devastation of Eastern Europe’s strongest economy and the destruction of millions of lives. “Finally they started a large scale war against us and again we are blaming.” All of this is “pure cowardice,” Zhelensky summed it up.
And when cowardice increases, it becomes catastrophic, ” he said. “When people do not have the courage to admit mistakes, apologize and adapt to reality, they become monsters,” he notes of the leadership in the Kremlin. “If the world ignores this, the monsters decide the world should suit them.” And: “The day will come when Russia will have to admit the truth.”
Ukraine announces nine escape corridors in the east
Nine escape corridors were set up for civilians in cities in eastern Ukraine on Monday, according to the government. In a telegram, Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk announced that the route for private vehicles from the southern port city of Mariupol, particularly hard hit by Russian attacks, would be diverted to the city of Saboria.
Escape lanes for private cars should be set up in both the city of Berdyansk and in the region. Five sidewalks led from places in the Luhansk region to the city of Bakmut, Vareshchuk wrote. Paths are announced every day. According to Wereschtschuk, about 2,800 civilians were able to leave the contested areas on Sunday.
According to Ukraine, 2,824 people were evacuated from cities across the country through humanitarian corridors on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk said 213 of them were residents of the besieged city of Mariupol.
However, Ukrainian Luhansk Regional Governor Sergei Gajde wrote on Facebook that many in eastern Ukraine were afraid to head west after the attack on the Gramadorsk railway station. A total of 57 people were killed in Friday’s rocket attack, according to new information from Ukrainian authorities.
“Sometimes we beg them to come out of hiding because we know what’s coming next,” Kajtaj said of the authorities’ eviction efforts. He warned that Russian forces would “destroy everything that stands in their way.”
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