Little by little the Russian forces are swallowing up the whole city. A small part of Mariupol is in the hands of Ukraine. The Kremlin has declared the last chance to surrender to Ukrainian forces by laying down arms. Troops have taken refuge in the basement of the Azovostel steel plant. They have thousands of residents with them. In a video message from there, Ukraine’s Marine Commander Serhiy Volna said, “This is our last address on earth. Maybe the latest. … maybe a few days or a few hours left. “. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Kremlin ordered him to surrender by Sunday in order to save his life. On Tuesday, they again threw ‘opportunity’ for the last time, saying there is no fear if the weapon is taken down. Moscow is also calling for an end to “meaningless resistance.” But Mariupol’s army has said they will not surrender. Asking the world for help, Major Valna said 500 of their troops were wounded. With more than a thousand ordinary residents. Hundreds of them, including women and children, were ‘trapped’ in the abyss below the factory. Azovstal is one of the largest steel mills in Europe. Spread over an area of 10 sq km. There are many tunnels and innumerable houses under the factory ground. People took refuge in it to escape the Russian bomb.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk has called on Moscow to evacuate women, children and the elderly. Russia counter-claims that there are 2,500 Ukrainian fighters and 400 foreign “mercenaries” under the factory. Mayor Badim Boychenko called on Mariupol residents to flee the city immediately.
In this situation, the President of the European Council Charles Michel came to Kiev unexpectedly today. Welcoming him, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called him a “great friend of our country.” Russia has recently launched a missile attack on Kiev. It was a kind of message to the whole world, including Europe, that Kiev is not safe. They also threatened to attack Kiev’s main administrative center. Even then, Charles’ visit to Kiev was significant.
A few days ago, US President Joe Biden announced 600 million in military aid to Ukraine. The United States has said in a statement that Ukraine has received a number of fighter jets and aircraft. However, Washington did not say how many were sent. Within hours of this, Russia announced that it had successfully tested the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile
. The missiles were fired from Russia’s northwestern Plesetsk region. It hit a specific target in Kamchatka a long way ago. Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference that the missiles would deliver “food” to those trying to intimidate Russia.