The Russian army made a slight advance this Friday and reached the center Mariupol, it has been under complete siege for more than two weeks. The mayor of this port city, Vadim Boychenkoaffirming a confrontation on the central street of his city.
In recent weeks, Vladimir Putin’s army shelled and surrounded Mariupol, preventing the evacuation of thousands of civilians and destroying entire cities.On Sunday, the town council said some 2,000 civilians They have died in its streets since the invasion began.
a theater, some of them 1,200 peoplemainly children and women, bombed on wednesday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported on Friday that 130 people had been rescued, but more than 1,000 were still missing.
Some 300,000 civilians remain trapped in Mariupol, a city of 450,000 residents before the Russian invasion. Even though humanitarian corridors are not working as expected due to constant Russian bombing, thousands have managed to leave their cities and find shelter in safer parts of the country.
Mariupol would give Russia complete control of southeastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov. It would also allow him to open a land corridor between the Crimea peninsula and the Donbas region, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014.
The Ukrainian capital is reluctant to fall into Putin’s hands.Expected to drop in first week of invasion, but Russian troops They didn’t even manage to get in In the city center. They stay outside. And they haven’t made any progress in recent days.
On Friday, the Ukrainian army claimed to have All two main passages blocked The Russians had to attack Kyiv. British intelligence believes Putin’s forces will regroup and relaunch their offensive against the capital, according to the British Ministry of Defence. But for now, Kremlin forces are hampered by Ukrainian resistance.
This 60km Russian team A scheduled flight to Kyiv was unsuccessful due to logistical problems and an attack from Ukraine.While troops and tanks did not set foot in the city center, the Ukrainian army did warn risk of being bombed.
bombing near poland
Russian missiles are again approaching EU and NATO member Poland.this friday morning Area near Lviv Airport, in the west, was bombed. The missile did not reach the city, nor did it leave any victims.
Lviv has been a haven for thousands of Ukrainians who have since set sail for Poland or other European borders. Western Ukraine is the quietest flank since Putin’s offensive.
Russian troops have yet to set foot in the region, but several bombings last week have terrorized it. Last weekend, a military base just 25 kilometers from Poland. The base received many of the weapons Ukraine received from the West, so it was a strategic point.
According to the United Nations, at least 816 civilians have been killed since the Russian invasion began. However, the group believes the figure is “significantly higher”. Of the more than 800 dead, 36 were minors, the United Nations said. The group’s report shows that most were victims of the bombings.
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