President Zelensky said all works in Mariupol were “completely destroyed”, leaving only the Azovstal iron and steel plant in the southeast.
“The city has been devastated, there are no buildings left. All has been completely destroyed”, President Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the situation in Mariupol on a call with the consulting organization Chatham House in London on May 6.
“What remains are small lawns and small structures, the Azovstal iron and steel plant or what remains of it,” Zelensky said.
Iron and steel factory Azovstal is the last defensive stronghold of Ukrainian forces in the city of Mariupol. About 200 civilians are believed to be sheltering in the underground bunker below the plant.
Ukraine’s military accuses the force of Russia opened fire despite the cease-fire to evacuate given by them earlier. The shooting left one Ukrainian soldier dead and six wounded. Russia has not commented on this information.
Officials Severodonetsk said that the Russian forces and the armed units of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) are almost entirely siege the city. Ukraine’s military has repelled some attacks, but Russian and separatist forces are pressing.
Oleksandr Striuk, head of the military junta in Severodonetsk, said Russian and separatist forces were trying to enter the city through nearby villages. Striuk said about 15,000 people are still in Severodonetsk, the rate of evacuation in this city has slowed down and about 10 people leave here every day.
Russian Senator Andrey Turchak announced that “Russia will permanent presence” in Kherson, southern Ukraine and “there is no going back to the old days”. Mr. Turchak confirmed that the people of Kherson will decide the status of the province, and said Russia will help solve local problems.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that its soldiers used US-made FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles to destroy a T-90M . tank of Russia in Kharkov. However, it is not clear how many missiles hit the T-90M, and there are no more photos of the scene.
T-90M Proryv-3 is the most modern tank in the service of the Russian army today, the Ukrainian side does not own this type of vehicle. This may be the first Russian T-90M destroyed in actual combat in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry has not commented on the information.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby denied the news America provided information to help Ukrainian forces “target the battleship Moscow”, and confirmed that the country did not know about the attack that caused the Russian flagship to sink on April 13.
German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht confirmed that Germany will transfer to Ukraine 7 complexes self-propelled howitzer Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000). These PzH 2000 howitzers will be taken from the German Army’s storage for maintenance before being shipped to Ukraine.
Nguyen Tien (According to RIA Novosti, TASS, Reuters, AFP)
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