“It is impossible to cancel the Mariupol embargo by military means today,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was quoted by Ukrinform Agency as saying. He stressed that “these are the conclusions of the leadership of our army.”
During a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine There are no such heavy weapons to unblock Mariupol by military means.
These are not the judgments, these are the conclusions of the leadership of our army – confirmed.
Mariupol on the Sea of Azov, practically besieged by Russian troops from the first days of the war, was destroyed by incessant shelling and bombardment. Ukrainian authorities appreciate it The Russians could kill more than 20,000 there. Civilians violating all the rules of war and committing war crimes on a large scale.
Zelensky emphasized that in recent days it was possible to evacuate civilians from the territory of the Azovstal factories, which are the last bridge of the Ukrainian defense, but The Russians “do not want to release the Ukrainian army.”
Russia only exchanges military personnel when they are prisoners of war with their own prisoners. This is the answer we have from the Russian Federation. There are no other answers Zelensky said.
Soldiers of the Azov Regiment, who defended themselves at the Azovstal plant in the besieged Russian Mariupol, appealed to the international community to take decisive measures and guarantees from the “third party” to evacuate the dead and wounded soldiers.
The representative of Azov, Ilya Samoilenko, said this during an online briefing There are several hundred wounded soldiers in the areas that are constantly under Russian attack.
Ukrainian defenders do not consider surrender “because it would be a gift to the Russians.”
As he said, “every prisoner is a potential for political and military pressure” that can be used to weaken the position of the Ukrainian side.
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