Wall -Evacuation from the open humanitarian corridor in Mariupol, Ukraine continues, but the call for “surrender” to Ukrainian troops has been rejected. Shopping malls in the capital Kyiv are targeted by missiles, and Russian soldiers are firing cannons from the port city of Odessa. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereschuk has announced that the humanitarian corridor is active in eight cities in Ukraine.
As of 06:00 this morning, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army shared information about the situation over the last 24 hours. “Invaders continue to terrorize locals and plunder temporarily occupied areas,” the statement said.
Zelensky: Russia’s ultimatum cannot be realized
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia’s ultimatum could not be achieved, only if the Ukrainian people were completely destroyed. In an interview with the European media, Zelensky evaluated the conditions Russia had put forward to stop the war. In this context, emphasizing that Russia’s ultimatum is not feasible, Zelensky states: To do this, you need to destroy everyone. “Then the end result will be met automatically,” he said.
While the capital Kyiv awakens to the sound of sirens, Russian troops continue to target several settlements near the city. A shopping center in the Podilskyi district of Kyiv was reportedly bombed late last night, and firefighters continue to work to control the fire. Six people were killed in the attack, AFP reported.
In a statement, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klichko said one person was killed in these attacks, saying: One of the housing and shopping malls was especially targeted. There are rescuers, emergency medical personnel, and police on the scene, “he said.
The image of the next attack was released by the Office of the President of Ukraine.
The time given to the surrender of the city of Mariupol, where Russian troops are about to take control, has passed. In a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian side rejected the call, while a call for surrender was made until 05:00 this morning.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereschuk has announced that they have rejected the call. “There can be no talk of surrendering and placing weapons. We informed the Russian side of this,” Bereshchuk said. “Anyone who puts a weapon is guaranteed to pass through the humanitarian corridor safely,” said provincial official Mikhail Mizintsev.
Ammonia leak at SUMI’s chemical plant
A chemical plant in the city of Sumi in northeastern Ukraine was targeted by Russian troops and it was reported that an ammonia leak was detected at the facility. Mayor Sumi Dimitro Zivitskiy said in a statement that the leak was effective and controlled in an area of about 2.5 km and did not pose a threat to the city’s population. “As a result of the enemy’s attack, a 50-ton capacity ammonia tank was damaged,” the mayor said.
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Russian troops were alleged to have fired off the coast of Odessa, a port city in Ukraine. Images of the attack were shared from a social media account belonging to the Ukrainian Army.
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In the city of Rivne in northwestern Ukraine, it was announced that Russian troops had bombed a military training ground. Russian soldiers targeted military training areas in the city with two missiles, Rivne Governor Vitaliy Koval said this morning. No information is provided about the loss of life. (External news)