port city Mariupol Still under siege after 42 days of war. Mariupol is located in southeastern Ukraine and is part of the Donetsk Oblast. It is of fundamental strategic importance because it is located on the shores of the Sea of Azov and is directly connected to the Black Sea.so Chechen forces are deploying special operations there With blood and fire, they marched from house to house to finally take control of the city.
Members of this Chechen command operating in Mariupol have been identified as members of the Russian National Guard, an internal paramilitary security force A direct answer to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It’s already March chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov He claimed he had deployed 12,000 Chechen troops to Ukraine to support Putin’s February invasion. However, Kadyrov’s troops suffered heavy casualties in the war.
Last month, Ukraine’s Defense and National Security Minister Oleksi Danilov confirmed that Russia had sent a group of Chechen assassins to Ukraine with the aim of assassinating President Volodymyr Zelensky. “The elite Kadyrov forces who planned to assassinate Zelensky have been wiped out. This is our land, get out of here,” Danilov said in March.
Although the Ukrainian army liquidated personnel belonging to the unit, despite warnings, Chechen soldiers still deployed in UkraineThe largest groups are now conducting their final offensive in Mariupol, while the Ukrainian government is asking its citizens to leave the Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions (all in the east of the country).
“In the direction of Donetsk and Luhansk, the enemy’s efforts are focused on hostilities around the cities of Popasna and Rubizhny, as well as the establishment of control over Mariupol,” the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff said.
According to the latest war report, Russia actively uses aviation to continue attack on Mariupolaccording to Lyudmila Denísova, Ukraine’s parliamentary human rights commissioner, in the past 24 hours alone, 118 bombings have occurred, and some 130,000 citizens resisted as best they could.
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Tuesday night that it was launching a final offensive against Mariupol after the ultimatum expired for Ukrainian troops and Azov battalion troops to lay down their weapons and leave the city.
“Considering Kyiv’s lack of interest in protecting the lives of its troops, Mariupol to be liberated from nationalist forces Armed Forces of Russia and the Donetsk People’s Republic,” military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said in the collected statements Eph.
The siege hasn’t stopped for a monthTroops fight on a street in the city center: Russians and the subordinates of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and Ukrainian troops drove the Russians out of the battered city, where more than 90 percent of its infrastructure had been destroyed, according to local authorities.
“Intensive fighting and Russian airstrikes continue in besieged Mariupol,” the MoD confirmed on Wednesday. “The humanitarian situation in the city is getting worse”, because citizens do not have water, electricity, heating or medicine; neither do the media. “Russian troops blocked humanitarian access, possibly to force defenders to surrender,” London insisted.
tens of thousands of deaths
mayor of the city, Vadim Boychenko, said on Telegram on Wednesday that “a week ago the death toll was cautiously estimated at 5,000”, including about 210 children. “But given the size of the city, the catastrophic damage, the length of the blockade and the fierce resistance, Thousands of Mariupol civilians could be victims of the occupiers”Say.
That’s why Russia is “in no rush to give the green light to the Turkish delegation and other initiatives to save and completely evacuate the city,” he said.
He said that the Russians “They have started operating mobile crematoriums” “cover up their tracks” from “crimes committed by the army in Mariupol” in the city The widespread genocide in Butha”in the Kyiv region.
In addition, the mayor added, All potential witnesses to ‘Russian atrocities’ silenced One of them will now be in Magush in the Donetsk region after the filter camps were discovered, his adviser Petró Andryushchenko said on Telegram.
He noted that Russian troops were carrying out “massive raids and mass looting” in the city, They break doors, break into apartments and houses still standing and “they take everything of value”. He assured that, as at the previous hospital, “expulsions” continued, including for staff and patients. “This is no longer Chechnya or Aleppo. This is the new Auschwitz and Majdanek,” Bojchenko said.
At the military level, it’s hard to assess what’s going on because there’s so little information from cities. The U.S.-based Institute for War Studies (ISW) believes that Ukrainian forces “appear to be maintaining organized resistance in parts of the city”, although “it is unclear how long they can hold out”.
According to its analysts, Russia is attacking Ukrainian positions around the Azovstal plant. Kadyrov pledges on Telegram “It’s been a week since Russian troops liberated the city’s main neighborhood. “without mentioning which parts.
Military experts insist that Russia has not sent troops withdrawn from the Kyiv region to eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops hope to “liberate” the Donbass.
“The situation is getting worse every day. The (Russian) orcs have stepped up their bombing, they want more hostages, more suffering in the city,” Sheryl Hayday, head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration, said on Facebook Say.
“Today has shown that you can’t wait any longer. Pack up and evacuate!” “All free cities in the region are under heavy enemy fire”such as Severo Donetsk, Popasna and Rubizna.
Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Reintegration into the Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, confirmed that the heads of the military administrations in the Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk regions asked the population to leave, according to the UNIAN agency. “We need to evacuate while it’s still possible because it’s almost impossible to stop the fire.” Russian, he stressed.