Foreign news services- While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, all eyes are looking at Mariupol, which has been resisting for weeks. Russia wanted to hand over the port city of Mariupol, besieged by Ukraine, to Russian troops, but allowed it until 05.00 yesterday morning. Russia demanded that soldiers in the city place their weapons and open them away from the city through two separate corridors.
Not surprisingly, the offer was rejected by Ukraine and the city did not surrender. “It is out of the question for them to surrender and put down their weapons,” said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Bereschuk, who made a statement before the allotted time. Mariupol’s mayor Piotr Andriyushchenko also immediately rejected Russia’s proposal.
What Russia does now is a matter of curiosity, but it is stated that Russian troops could further increase the amount of violence.
“They stay open”
Dmitro Grin, one of Mariupol’s agents, said Russia is starving the people of the city and they are about to surrender. Take a humanitarian convoy to the city. Ukrainian officials say at least 2,500 people have died in the city. On Sunday, Russia attacked a theater in Mariupol, where more than 1,000 people were evacuated, and an art school, where 400 people were evacuated. Despite these bombardments, a statement about when Russia could rule Mariupol is drawing attention because it was unable to siege the city. In fact, Russia-backed leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, said he was not optimistic about occupying the city within a week.
Russian ship has arrived
For the first time, cargo was delivered to a Russian-occupied site near the blocked Mariupol. A landing ship belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet entered the port of Berdyans’k in Ukraine, which was the first Russian warship to enter the port. Berdyans’k was placed under Russian control on February 28th.
If Mariupol is occupied, Russia will open a corridor between the annexed Crimea and the separatist-dominated Donbus, integrating the two regions. Mariupol’s failure has also prevented Russia from advancing towards Odessa.
EU: Attack on War Crimes
Meanwhile, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell said the attack on Mariupol was a war crime. Borel said Russia indiscriminately killed and bombed people, and Moscow ignored law of war.
They shot a shopping mall in Kyiv
Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and Odessa, an important city on the Black Sea coast, were also targeted by Russia. At least eight people have been reported to have been killed in bombardment targeting areas of Kyiv where many civilians live. Images from the bombing area of Podil’s area show that the shopping center was severely damaged.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klichko said, “Several houses and shopping malls in the area have been attacked. Rescue teams have set a big fire in the malls.”
Images of Ukrainian news outlets show that the civilian settlements and coasts of Odessa were hit by Russian bombs. Citizens who lived in this area and experienced a major panic after the bomb fell in front of their homes moved to a safe place.
Meanwhile, in the city of Sumi, it was announced that ammonia had leaked at a chemical plant surrounded by Russian troops. Authorities announced that one tank containing ammonia was damaged as a result of the Russian attack, a leak was detected, and later intervention corrected the leak.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov argued that Leak was a “super-nationalist provocation.”
They are against the flag!
During a protest in Kherson against a Russian attack, Russian police fired at demonstrators. Citizens living in the city of Kherson, under Russian military control, continue to protest against this occupation. Russian police shot civilians with guns when the public insisted on protesting. Some protesters were injured in the incident, but Russian police detained many demonstrators. On the other hand, the moment when people repelled Russian military vehicles with the Ukrainian flag attracted a lot of attention.
Zelensky: People decide to reconcile
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said potential issues of reconciliation with Russia, including security, should be submitted to the Ukrainian referendum. “The people will decide the form of reconciliation, but what happens to them will be a matter of negotiations with Russia, so I will follow this path with our people,” Zelensky said. , Ready to do everything in any case. ”
LVIV AFAD dispersion diet
The Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) team continues humanitarian assistance at the Ukrainian border gate in Lviv. Oğuz Gülenler, head of AFAD, said he distributed food to about 1,000 people, saying: We are currently working with teams on humanitarian work with teams at Siletgate in Moldova and Romania … We will also start distributing hot meals in Moldova as needed, “he said.
He escaped from the Nazis and died in a Russian attack
Boris Romanchenko, 96, who was held in four different concentration camps by the Nazis during World War II, died in an attack on the Russian city of Kharkov. Romanchenko, who learned that he hadn’t left home for months because of Covid-19, was reportedly killed in a fire in his apartment after the Russian attack on March 18. After the Nazis were defeated in World War II, Romanchenko, who escaped from prisoners of war, was said to have spent the rest of his life in Ukraine and worked for associations and foundations established for the survivors of concentration camps. I did.
Soviet anti-airline support from US to Ukraine
The United States is sending Soviet military equipment and supplies secretly procured many years ago to Ukraine in aid of Russia’s aggression. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) news, these include the “9K33 Osa” short-range anti-aircraft system of the Soviet Union era. Named SA-8 by NATO, the “9K33 Osa” will work with ground forces. It is defined as a short-range tactical air defense system designed to provide protection from aircraft and helicopters. The SA-8 with improved mobility is also easy to hide. The report said weapons were supplied from the United States for intelligence experts to investigate the military equipment used by the Russian army and to support US military training.
Biden goes to Poland
US President Joe Biden was reported to visit Poland after the NATO, G7 and EU meetings in Brussels, where he would discuss Russia’s attack on Ukraine with the corresponding Andrzej Duda. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has announced that US President Joe Biden will also discuss an international response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which “caused a human rights crisis.”