The “inhumane” situation in Mariupol, which the Russians often claim to control
Situation of the Mariupol strategic port “Inhumane”The Ukrainian president on Saturday evening called for the release of Westerners “Immediately” The heavy weapons it has been demanding for weeks, with Russia claiming to control almost the entire city, are making a fresh plea to its last defenders to lay down their arms.
“The situation in Mariupol is as serious as it can get. It is simply inhumane.”Volodymyr Zelensky launched in a video message. “That’s what the Russian Federation did. It did it on purpose. (…) Russia is deliberately trying to destroy anyone like Mariupol.”In the southeast of Ukraine.
According to him, there is only “Two options” : “Partners immediately provide Ukraine with all the heavy weapons, aircraft and without exaggeration” For “Relieve pressure on Mariupol and remove siege” In this city where 441,000 people lived before the invasion on February 24th.
“The path of negotiation, in which the role of stakeholders must be decisive”The President of Ukraine continued, saying that the search for a solution “Military or Diplomatic” Was an act “Everyday” But that has changed since the beginning of the siege “Very difficult”.
Remarks issued by the Russian Ministry of Defense when the last Ukrainian fighters stationed at the Azovstal metallurgical complex were told to stop fighting at 6:00 am (0300 GMT) Sunday (Moscow time) and evacuate before 1:00 pm (10:00 GMT).
“All disarmed people are guaranteed to save their lives”Promised the ministry in the telegram. “This is their only chance”. Except for this pocket of resistance, “The entire city of Mariupol was destroyed by Nazi militants Azov, foreign mercenaries and Ukrainian soldiers.”he said.
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