The President of Ukraine is about to rescue dead soldiers in Mariupol, Russia is about to launch a new attack
There is very little water and food left in Azovstal
Major General Serhiy Volyna, commander of Ukraine’s 36th Marine Brigade, explained that there were hundreds of people inside the factory, including 60 young people, the youngest of which was just four months old.
The Azovstal factory has become the bulwark of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol against the Russian offensive for almost two months.
Volyna explained that due to the recent Russian attack on the plant’s makeshift hospital, they were left without vital medical equipment, revealing that they had “very little water left, very little water left, very little little food”.
“The operating room was hit directly. And all the surgical equipment, everything needed to do the surgery was destroyed, so now we can’t treat the injured, especially those with shrapnel and wounds. from bullets,” he said.
“We are taking care of the injured right now with whatever equipment we have. We have a military hospital and they are using every skill they have to take care of the wounded. And right now, we don’t have any surgical tools other than some basic stuff. But we are also in dire need of medicine. We have almost no medicine left.”
Ukraine has a rescue plan
According to a statement from Ukraine’s presidential office today, the evacuation of civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol is scheduled for April 29. The statement gave no further details.
When asked about a possible evacuation plan, Volyna said he did not “know the details”.
“I know that the task force has arrived in Zaporizhzhia and they will try to carry out a rescue operation.”
Volyna said that he is in direct communication with President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is keeping them informed “about the situation in Ukraine in general and around Mariupol” and “keeping our spirits high.” .
Volyna wasn’t sure how long she and the Ukrainians could resist the Russian attacks.
“We can’t tell you for sure how long we can hold out,” he said. “It all depends on the opponent’s movement and luck as well. We are very hopeful that we will be evacuated, that the president will succeed in evacuating or rescuing us, and we will just have to hope and see if that happens.”
Russia prepares to attack
Meanwhile, Petro Andrushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, added that a new wave of attacks appeared to be imminent as the Russians partially blocked Mariupol: “Currently, the occupiers have closed the square of the Left district. Bank from Veselka Park. This could be due to another attempt to attack Azovstal or there will be street fighting.”
Veselka Park is located to the north of Azovstal.
He said Russia’s allies in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic were trying to “nationalize” Ukrainian assets, such as ports.
On April 28, DPR head Denis Pushilin said that the port is being cleared and rebuilding is starting, and “the port will be fully operational, we plan to make the first shipment in May.” .
Andrushchenko also said the Russians are also starting a property investigation in the Mariupol regions, “despite public outcry”.
The census, he said, will assess the condition of high-rise buildings in the southern port city, as well as the remaining apartments and their owners.
Andrushchenko also spoke about Russia’s efforts to take on more government functions in Mariupol.
“Yesterday in Mariupol, the occupiers issued the first birth certificates for last month,” added Andrushchenko.
In recent days, Russian forces have stepped up their attacks on the vast Azovstal industrial complex, as part of an effort to completely capture Mariupol.
Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Holding that owns the factory, described the scene as “a humanitarian disaster.”
“The city has been under siege literally for almost two months now. And the Russians, they don’t allow us to bring food into the city or water into the city,” Ryzhenkov told CNN.
The Azovstal Steel Factory was built in 1933 under the Soviet Union, it was partially demolished during the Nazi occupation in the 1940s before being rebuilt.
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