Ukraine continues to resist Russian attack After 24 days of conflictWhile the siege by Russian troops continues with no end in sight, the United Nations has estimated that 9.8 million people have left their homes and another 12 million are at risk of their lives in the territory. Such was the case in besieged cities such as Mariupol, which citizens who managed to escape describe the situation as a “horror movie”.
Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelenski urged “the restoration of the country’s territorial integrity” in the early hours of Saturday, while bemoaning the large number of victims: “This is the price of war”,remember.
In addition to an estimate by the United Nations on Saturday of 816 victims across Ukraine, the agency also reported that 10 million people have had to leave their homes and have been displaced internally and abroad. However, since the United Nations only transmits data that it can verify, the actual figure is likely to be much higher.
In this sense, Zelensky again accuses Russia of war crimes, hindering rescue and relief missions by blocking aid deliveries to besieged cities, despite Russia’s efforts to deny this and claim it is targeting civilians.
Despite the obstacles, humanitarian organizations managed to deliver 12,000 tons of such aid to different parts of Ukraine, and Another 8,000 tonnes are waiting to enter the country in nearby countries. However, in some cases, such as the city of Mariupol, the situation has become more difficult and the region faces a dire situation.
Mariupol on the brink of collapse
Port city of Mariupol at critical moment under Russian siege The United Nations has warned that the city is running out of water and food. New satellite images show widespread damage, with apartment buildings and shops destroyed and burned.
Those who managed to flee the place are testament to the fighting and chaos in the city in recent days.as collected Washington post, some families Windshield shattered by force of explosion while driving caras if it were an apocalyptic movie, and some of them were packed with eight people.
American newspapers collected testimony from Oksana, a woman on the run with her three children, sister, brother-in-law and two nieces: “It was like a horror movie. Nothing,” the woman explained road. “Everything was blown up, all the roads were blown up. We couldn’t even get out normally,” he said.
The city’s mayor, Vadym Boychenko, explained to the BBC on Saturday that rescue teams can only help people out of the rubble when the fighting subsides: “There were tanks…and artillery, all kinds of weapons were fired.”reported.
“Our troops are doing their best to hold the city’s positions, but unfortunately the enemy is stronger than ours,” he admitted.
In addition, WFP Ukraine emergency coordinator Jakob Kern warned this Friday that the problems facing citizens of Mariupol must be helped: “The only way to help Mariupol is through humanitarian convoys, which have so far failed to get in”pointed out.
In addition, emergency services have been able to rescue 130 people from the rubble this Friday. bombed city theatreof which an estimated 1,200 people are taking refuge, although Russia denies bombing the building.
According to WFP officials, other partially closed cities, such as Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa or Sumy, are getting help from a UN program that has diverted funds to feed 3 million people for a month .
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in Moscow on Friday, Mass baths to celebrate the invasion and again baseless claims that his offensive was an attempt to stop genocide.