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Shelling and heavy fighting also affected Ukraine on Sunday night, after a day when Russian attacks had slowed for a while.
And artillery shelling, on Saturday, hit the southern port city of Mariupol – despite the fact that Russia announced at dawn that it would enter into a ceasefire to allow civilians to leave the city.
Instead, the artillery bombardment was said to continue – and those who wanted to escape were sent back to shelters.
The attacks continued on Sunday night in the hard-hit coastal city.
Reckless artillery attacks are taking place in residential areas, and planes have dropped bombs on residential areas, the city’s mayor, Vadijm Boychenko, told the AP news agency on Sunday evening.
Artillery shelling has been going on for days in an important coastal city in southern Ukraine.
The city is under siege, and Mayor Boychenko told the AP that the city is going through a “very difficult phase” of siege. In the past, damage to infrastructure was reported, which means that water and electricity were not working in the city
Russian forces destroy the city and kill the Ukrainians. We can’t collect all the bodies from the streets. If you ask how many casualties this war has, the only answer is: I don’t know, says Mariupol’s deputy mayor, Sergey Orlov, to the BBC.
The President of Ukraine addressed the people late Saturday night – and asked everyone to fight the Russians:
In the small town of Volnovakha, Donetsk region, civilians reported that they were not allowed to flee as a result of the attacks that continue in the area.
Great Britain He said that the message of the cease-fire In Ukraine it was an attempt by Russia to blame the state for future civilian deaths.
The British Ministry of Defense wrote that “the ceasefire proposed by Russia in Mariupol was most likely an attempt to divert international condemnation, while at the same time diverting its forces to a new offensive.” Twitter.
Here are the battles now
After a day marked by a ceasefire violation and a lack of hope for a mass evacuation, the war in Ukraine continued into Sunday evening. Here are the matches now:
- Russian forces are still trying to besiege Kyiv. Several areas around the capital saw fierce fighting and intense bombing on Saturday, including Hostomel Airport.
- In the east, the cities of Sumy and Kharkiv were said to have been subjected to strong artillery bombardment from the Russian side. At the same time, the Russian army will also try to encircle Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country.
- British intelligence indicates that Russian forces are trying to reach the southern cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa, where they believe that there may be new attacks. The British Ministry of Defense announced earlier on Saturday that the attacks had temporarily slowed in intensity over the past 24 hours.
- On Saturday night, Russian forces bombed the city of Irbin, located on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, northwest of the city.
Pictures from Irvine on Saturday show bombed buildings and a large group of people trying to flee the city by crossing a bridge that fell as a result of the brutal attacks.
– It’s disastrous. The Russians bombed a comprehensive bombardment from the air and missiles. These people suffer from this. Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko told the BBC that this was completely unacceptable.
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Poroshenko himself is in Irvine, and he says it is such attacks that cause Ukraine to ask NATO to close the airspace over Ukraine – something the defense alliance was clearly irrelevant.
Vladimir Putin also said that he would consider such a ban on flights by NATO an act of war.
New photos from Lviv, which has so far survived the worst attacks, show how the city in the West is also preparing for a possible war:
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Zelensky: New talks with Biden
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signs Twitter Sunday night it He had new talks with the President of the United States Joe Biden.
“Questions about security, financial support for Ukraine and the continuation of sanctions against Russia were among the topics,” he says.
The two spoke to each other several times before, the last of which was two days ago after the attacks and the fire At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
US intelligence was in dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities in the run-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, precisely to warn of a possible Russian invasion.
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