It is reported that Russia is preparing to launch a major offensive in eastern Ukraine, which will begin soon. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who He came back to ask for weapons to the West by defining any delay in supplies as a “permission for Russia to kill” its own people. “About 5,000 children were deported. From the Mariupol region of Russia since the beginning of the Russian invasion. They turned to the Azovstal steel plant, It is where the last remaining Ukrainian military forces are hiding in the besieged city, including the Azov National Battalion. The death toll from the missile strikes that took place this morning in the Lviv region rose to 7, Among the victims, there is also a child. Mayor of Bucha: ‘One out of every five residents of the city is killed’. A photo has been published online showing the Russian warship Moskva being hit by a missile at sea. At the moment it is not possible to verify its authenticity
British prisoners on Russian TV- Two British citizens who fought with Ukrainian forces and their Russian families appeared on Moscow TV and appealed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to demand his release in an exchange with Viktor Medvedchuk, the imprisoned Ukrainian oligarch and MP. The last days by Kyiv wit.
KRIMENA, THE RUSSIAN SHOOTING CIVILIANS – Russian soldiers killed four civilians who had tried to flee this morning from the city of Kremina in the Moscow-controlled Lugansk region since today: Sergey Gaidai. Unian reports it. “On the morning of April 18, the residents of Kremena tried to evacuate with their own cars. The Russians opened fire on a car with civilians on board. Four people were killed, one seriously wounded person is still at the scene, doctors cannot reach it due to the endless shelling “.
Threats to Russian soldiers – Russians who refuse to fight in Ukraine are threatened with revenge on their family members: Kyiv intelligence reveals, according to UNIAN. In a message posted on Facebook, the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine also announced that an increasing number of Russian soldiers are refusing to take part in the war against Ukraine. “The wave of refusal to participate in the war against Ukraine continues in the Russian army – reads the letter -. It was emphasized that among the ‘contract soldiers’ of the 150th mechanized division units of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, the number of refusals reached 60-70%. of the total staff.
5,000 CHILDREN EXPORTED – About 5,000 children have been “deported” from the Mariupol region to Russia since the beginning of the Russian invasion: Ukrainian President Volodyr Zelensky said during an interview with CNN yesterday. “About 5,000 children from this region were deported to the Russian side because they were not allowed to go to the Ukrainian side,” Zelensky said in the interview. These “children. Where are they? Nobody knows.”
Mariupol Allo Stremo – “Russian forces are preparing for an offensive operation in the east of our country. It will start in the near future,” Zelensky said in his last video message.
“They literally want to destroy Donbass and put an end to it – added the Ukrainian president -. And while they are destroying Mariupol, they also want to eliminate other cities and communities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.” And in the past few hours, Luhansk authorities have called on residents to evacuate the southeastern region immediately. “Next week may be difficult. This may be the last time we still have a chance to save you,” said the head of the regional administration, Sergei Gaidai.
Mariupol city council member Petro Andryushenko said Russian forces had announced that Mariupol would now be closed in and out of the city and that the men who remained in the city would be “checked” to be “removed”. A Crimean human rights group also denounced that the Russians forcibly took about 150 children, 100 of whom were taken to hospital, away from Mariupol for transport “to occupied Donetsk and Russia’s Taganrog”.
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Weapon Request – Zelensky reiterates that Ukraine needs other weapons to counter all this. “We are doing everything we can to ensure the defense – said the Ukrainian president in his last video message. We are grateful to those who are really helping with everything they can. But who has the weapons and ammunition we need and is late in supplying them. He should know that the fate of this battle also depends on him. It is the fate of the people who can be saved. Any delay in arming, any political delay is Russia’s permission for the lives of Ukrainians,” he criticized the West.
“The democratic world – continues Zelensky – must respond to what the occupiers are doing in the south of our state, in the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. Torture centers are built there, local authorities and anyone seen are kidnapped by local communities. Extortion, pension funds are stolen, humanitarian aid is prohibited and people are starving.
The occupiers are also trying to split on the model of the so-called breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhanks, transfer these lands to the ruble area and subjugate them to the Russian administrative machine. ”
Meanwhile, a photo appears online showing that the Russian warship Moskva was hit by a missile at sea. The source of the image is unclear and cannot be verified at this time. However, military observers say the photo could be original. On board the ship that sank last Thursday in the waters of the Black Sea, 40 Russian sailors were killed and many more were injured, according to the mother of one of the surviving crew members.
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