According to the Italian news agency Ansa, doctor and sergeant Olena Kushnir was killed on Easter Sunday in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The port city was besieged by Russian troops and was severely affected by the war. It has already lasted 56 days.
Olena was one of about a hundred women on the battlefield in the city. Although she lost her husband in the first days of the country’s invasion, she decided to fight and treat the wounded.
As the conflict escalated, he took his son safely to one of the corridors. Working humanitarians.
In March, the doctor released a popular video on social media in which he saw the city’s sacrifice, asked the West for help and explained his decision to stay in Mariupol: “Do not feel sorry for me, I’m a doctor, a fighter, I am Ukrainian, I do my duty”. .
Georgia Meloni, an Italian journalist and politician, mourned the sergeant’s death on social media. “Olina Kushnir, a soldier and doctor, died in Mariupol on Easter Day. She saved her son in a humanitarian corridor in Mariupol and then returned to fight (…) A patriot who gave his life to help his people. For your country, be quiet.”
Ukrainian military appeals in Mariupol
Serhiy Volynsky, commander of the 36th Marine Regiment of Ukraine, called on the army and civilians in Mariupol to evacuate the Azovtal plant. In a video message released today by the Ukrainian media, Wolinsky said, “This may be the last call.” “We may have a few more days or hours.” At least 500 soldiers are said to have been injured at the public residence.
The Russian Defense Ministry has renewed a final warning to the Ukrainian military on Azovtel Steelwork in Mariupol. The deadline was Wednesday (20) until 8am today, Brasilia time. An hour later, Ukraine had not yet surrendered and there was no Russian demonstration about it. The factory remains the main base of resistance in Mariupol.
Ukrainian authorities were able to reach an agreement with Moscow Today thousands of women, children and the elderly have to be evicted from the city.
The agreement was announced this morning by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Verschek. “Considering the catastrophic situation of Mariupol, today we will focus our efforts there,” he posted on his Facebook page. Facebook.
In an interview with Ukrainian television channels, Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boïtchenko said the evacuation of about 6,000 civilians from Mariupol was expected. In total, 90 buses will carry people to the southern city of Zaporizhia.
According to Boichenko, a total of about 100,000 civilians are waiting to be evacuated from Mariupol. Local officials say thousands of people have been killed in the devastated port city due to the Russian bombing.
* With RFI information
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