Ukraine: All civilians, women, children and the elderly were evacuated from Azovstal. “We are preparing the second stage of the evacuation mission: the wounded and the doctors. If everyone respects the agreements. If there are no lies. And we are evacuating our army. All heroes are in defense of Mariupol,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Referring to the soldiers still fortified in the steel mill. “It is very difficult. I am sure that everyone understands the main reason. But let us not lose hope. We do not stop. Every day we are looking for a diplomatic option that can work,” he added.
Ukraine, dozens of civilians evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol
“It seems I found myself in a hellish reality show, where we are the army, fighting for our lives, trying every chance to save ourselves, and the whole world just watching a fun story. The only difference is this. It’s not a movie and we’re not fictional characters “: so in a Facebook post Serhiy Volyna, commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Ukrainian Army, fortified with the troops of the Azov Regiment at the steel plant. He adds: “Higher powers, we await the result of your actions … Time is running out and time is our life!”
Appeal of the commander of the marine corps Azovstal
And at the end of the three-day ceasefire on the humanitarian corridors that I announced RussiaCivilians are no longer trapped in the basement of the factory that has become a symbol of resistance. In Kyiv, the relief of rescuing the most vulnerable people on a complex mission in coordination with the United Nations and the Red Cross, interrupted several times by shelling and clashes, is now giving way to worries about the fate of nearly two thousand soldiers who were hitherto protected by the tunnels of the “catacombs” In Azovstal, among the members of the Azov Regiment and troops from other army formations.
The specter of direct confrontation between great powers returns to hover over war-torn Ukraine. While the conflict, according to Boy, is entering a “critical phase”, and the State Duma has accused the United States of participating “directly” in the hostilities. In this climate of heightened tension, the eyes of the West are focused on Vladimir Putin on May 9, and on the speech he will give in Red Square to mark the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over the Nazis. While the best of its military arsenal will be displayed. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has estimated that the war in Ukraine is heading for “crucial weeks”. Noting that there are currently no indications from Russia of an “escalation” with NATO. On the other hand, Moscow accused the Westerners of having already fully entered into the conflict. Especially the United States.
And Joe Biden warned the leaders of the defense and intelligence services of the risks associated with the leaks. According to Nbc News, the president called the heads of the Pentagon, CIA and National Intelligence asserting that recent press reports are counterproductive and “distracting from our target.”
war and the front
Meanwhile, fierce fighting continues on various fronts. Starting from the area Kharkiv In the northeast, whose control is crucial to the Donbass offensive. According to analysts from the American Institute for the Studies of War, a military think tank, the two-day counteroffensive declared by Kyiv has already spread, relieving Russian military pressure on the quarter and averting the risk of new large-scale attacks in the west of the country. Country Dnipro River. Small arms battles broke out on the outskirts of Severodonetsk, Lugansk Territory, between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian units using snipers and drones. Threats of missile strikes remain strong across Ukraine, with attacks reported from Sumy in the northwest to Mykolaiv, a hinge between Russian-controlled areas in southern Ukraine and the Odessa region, which again targeted missile launches that destroyed many structures. infrastructure. Off the coast of the city, in the waters of the Black Sea near Snake Island, the Ukrainian defense announced without giving details of the destruction of attack drones of another Russian warship, this time a SIRNA-class landing craft, and two Tor anti-aircraft missile systems, in the wake of The attack, claimed the attack, but denied by Moscow, on the frigate Admiral Makarov.
Skovorodynivka, near Kharkiv
Lugansk Governor Serhiy Haiday denounced that the Russians had released one bomb on school In the village of Belogorovka, where 90 people were hiding in the basement. Haiday added in a message on Telegram, as reported by Ukrainian media, that at the present time about thirty people have been rescued, and rescue operations are still continuing. At least two people fell after the raid, according to the Ukrainian emergency services, adding that the two victims were found dead under the rubble. “On May 7 in the village of Belogorovka, Severodonetsk region, a fire broke out in a school building with an area of 300 square meters as a result of enemy shelling,” he explained. The fire was extinguished.” She added that in the evening two dead bodies were found under the rubble. Rescue operations are continuing.
central Intelligence Agency
CIA Director William Burns, speaking at an event in Washington, said Vladimir Putin was “in a state of mind in which he thinks he cannot afford to lose, and I think he is convinced that redoubling his efforts will allow him to make progress.” The Russian war affected China’s calculations regarding Taiwan, but did not affect its determination for future actions. Beijing “carefully” studies the conflict in Ukraine while looking at Taipei.
Ukraine without food and water
WFP’s appeal for Ukraine’s ports to reopen to avoid looming famine: “The ports in the Odessa region of southern Ukraine must be reopened urgently to prevent the global hunger crisis from spiraling out of control,” the WFP corporate website reports. “Grain silos in Ukraine are full. Ports on the Black Sea are blocked, leaving millions of tons of grain trapped in silos on land or on ships that can’t move.” The Food and Agriculture Organization previously claimed that 25 million tons of grain were stuck in Ukraine.
Ukraine, a soldier plays the violin in front of the destroyed buildings in Irbin
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